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First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB)

2.54   0.02 (0.79%) 09-20 01:44
Open: 2.52 Pre. Close: 2.52
High: 2.56 Low: 2.51
Volume: 30,486 Market Cap: 36M
First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income. The Fund seeks attractive total return as a secondary objective. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its Managed Assets in a portfolio of securities of specialty finance and other financial companies. The Fund will concentrate its investments in securities of companies within industries in the financial sector, including business development companies, real estate investment trusts and other mortgage related securities. The Fund may also invest in other financial companies, including banks, savings institutions, brokerage firms, investment management companies, insurance companies, holding companies of the foregoing, and companies that provide related services to such companies. First Trust Advisors L.P. is the advisor of the Fund.

Stock Price Prediction

Update at 5:00pm EST
If tomorrow: Open lower Open higher
High: 2.562 - 2.572 2.572 - 2.584
Low: 2.483 - 2.494 2.494 - 2.506
Close: 2.52 - 2.537 2.537 - 2.557

Technical analysis

as of: 2020-09-18 4:30:52 PM
Overall:       
Stoxline posted a NEUTRAL today, upgraded from lower rating. Current trend continues, but could change at anytime. It is not a good time to buy or sell.
Target: Six months: 3.43     One year: 3.75
Support: Support1: 2.50    Support2: 2.08
Resistance: Resistance1: 2.94    Resistance2: 3.21
Pivot: 2.61
Moving Average: MA(5): 2.55     MA(20): 2.66
MA(100): 3.13     MA(250): 4.40
MACD: MACD(12,26): -0.11     Signal(9): -0.11
Stochastic oscillator: %K(14,3): 8.05     %D(3): 10.38
RSI: RSI(14): 34.23
52-week: High: 6.41  Low: 1.26  Change(%): -59.0
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 6074  10-Days: 7857

Price, moving averages and Bollinger Bands

Price and moving averages has closed below its Short term moving average. Short term moving average is currently below mid-term; AND below long term moving averages. From the relationship between price and moving averages; we can see that: This stock is BEARISH in short-term; and BEARISH in mid-long term.
FGB has closed above bottom band by 26.1%. Bollinger Bands are 53% narrower than normal. The narrow width of the bands suggests low volatility as compared to FGB's normal range. The bands have been in this narrow range for 4 bars. This is a sign that the market may be about to initiate a new trend.

Headline News

Thu, 20 Aug 2020
First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 21, 2020 - Nasdaq

Tue, 11 Aug 2020
CORRECTING and REPLACING First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Portfolio Manager Update for First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund - Business Wire

Mon, 03 Aug 2020
Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: July 26, 2020 - Seeking Alpha

Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Income Lab Ideas: H1 2020 Closed-End Fund Sector Performance - Seeking Alpha

Mon, 08 Jun 2020
Bear Markets Are Great Closed-End Fund Premium Equalizers - Seeking Alpha

Mon, 11 May 2020
First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund Declares its Quarterly Distribution of $0.135 Per Share - Business Wire

Financial Analysis

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Price to Book Value: Neutral Discounted cash flow: Neutral
Return on Assets: Neutral Price to Earnings: Neutral
Return on Equity: Neutral Debt to Equity: Neutral
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Stock Basics & Statistics

Exchange:  NYSE
Sector:  Financial Services
Industry:  Asset Management
Shares Out. (M) 14
Shares Float (M)
% Held by Insiders
% Held by Institutions 26.84
Shares Short (K) 3
Shares Short P. Month (K) 24

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Stock Dividends

Dividend
Forward Dividend 0.330
Dividend Yield
Dividend Pay Date 2018-12-02
Ex-Dividend Date 2020-08-20
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