| First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX Fund is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Defined Developed Markets Ex-US Index (the Index). The Index employs the AlphaDEX stock selection methodology which uses fundamental growth and value factors to objectively select stocks from the S&P Developed Markets Ex-US BMI Index which may generate positive alpha relative to traditional passive indices. As of Dec 31 2013, the Fund's total assets were $152,051,769 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $151,877,424. We show 1 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our FAUS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute FAUS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing FAUS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing FAUS's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of FAUS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
FAUS market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like FAUS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching FAUS by allowing them to research the FAUS market cap history.