First Trust NASDAQ 100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund (NASDAQ:QQXT)’s share price was down 1.5% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $59.13 and last traded at $59.13, approximately 506 shares traded hands during mid-day trading. A decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 11,660 shares. The stock had previously closed at $60.04.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $58.56 and a 200-day moving average price of $55.60.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 16th were paid a dividend of $0.0604 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 13th. This is a positive change from First Trust NASDAQ 100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its stake in shares of First Trust NASDAQ 100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund by 158.7% during the third quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 815 shares of the company’s stock valued at $44,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of First Trust NASDAQ 100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund by 1.0% during the third quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 35,689 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,905,000 after acquiring an additional 370 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in shares of First Trust NASDAQ 100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund by 7.9% during the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 33,714 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,841,000 after acquiring an additional 2,461 shares during the period. Susquehanna International Group LLP lifted its stake in shares of First Trust NASDAQ 100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund by 19.5% during the second quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 12,864 shares of the company’s stock valued at $704,000 after acquiring an additional 2,095 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted its stake in shares of First Trust NASDAQ 100 Ex-Technology Sector IndexSM Fund by 6.3% during the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 318,799 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,406,000 after acquiring an additional 18,841 shares during the period.

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