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First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund

Executive Summary

First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by First Trust Advisors L.P. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Share Price & News

How has First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FGB is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FGB's weekly volatility has decreased from 12% to 4% over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.6%

FGB

-2.6%

US Capital Markets

-4.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-28.5%

FGB

38.0%

US Capital Markets

38.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: FGB underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 38% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FGB underperformed the US Market which returned 38.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

FGBIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.6%-2.6%-4.6%
30 Day9.5%8.5%0.6%
90 Day15.0%14.9%1.9%
1 Year-20.1%-28.5%41.3%38.0%41.5%38.5%
3 Year-13.3%-37.2%39.5%29.1%56.7%46.7%
5 Year10.6%-34.7%140.6%110.9%123.5%98.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.

Future Growth

How is First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

13.6%

Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund performed over the past 5 years?

14.7%

Historical Diversified Financials annual earnings growth


In this section we usually display a company’s past earnings and revenues to help investors visualise the trend through time. We also gauge the company’s performance by benchmarking its returns and growth to its industry peers and the wider market. However, First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund has not provided sufficient past data to assess its track record.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have historical data.

Financial Health

How is First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund's finance health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial distress, in particular, its ability to manage its cash and debt levels. First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund has not provided adequate balance sheet data, its financial health cannot be properly assessed as it.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have financial information.

Dividend

What is First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FGB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FGB's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FGB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FGB's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of FGB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

17.1yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Niel Nielson
Independent Trustee17.08yrsUS$5.00kno data
Thomas Kadlec
Independent Trustee17.08yrsUS$4.96k0.014%
$ 0
Richard Erickson
Lead Trusteeno dataUS$5.01kno data
James Bowen
Executive Chairman17.08yrsno datano data
Robert Keith
Independent Trustee14.67yrsUS$5.04kno data

17.1yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: FGB's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Insufficient data to determine if shareholders have been diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information


Location

  • First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund
  • 120 East Liberty Drive
  • Suite 400
  • Wheaton
  • Illinois
  • 60187
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FGBNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCOM BEN INTRUSUSDMay 2007

Biography

First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by First Trust Advisors L.P. It is co-managed by Confluence Investment Management LL...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/02/27 00:16
End of Day Share Price2021/02/26 00:00
EarningsN/A
Annual EarningsN/A


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.