First Trust New Opportunities MLP & Energy Fund

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FPL : NYSE : Financial
$13.3 up 0.02 | 0.15%
Today's Range: 13.231 - 13.33
Avg. Daily Volume: 91000.0
07/27/17 - 12:53 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:06/30/2017
  • Price as of 06/30/2017 :$13.15
  • Net Assets:$307.92 Million
  • NAV:$12.61
  • Premium4.28%
  • Peer Rank:47 of 122
  • Investment Rating:D-
  • Performance:D
  • RiskC-
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We rate First Trust New Opptys MLP & Energy at D-. Negative factors that influence this rating include a high expense structure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Energy/Natural Res strategy.


Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The First Trust New Opptys MLP & Energy has returned an annual rate of -4.35% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -4.21% in the last three years, 1.31% in the last year, and 7.25% in the last six months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last three years, it has outperformed 19% of them. It has also outpaced 29% of its competitors on a one year basis for the period ending 6/30/2017. On a year to date basis, FPL has returned 7.25%.

Downside risk has been above average. FPL has a draw down risk of -47.64%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 22.9%. This fund has experienced a high level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 6/30/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $13.15, which is 0.5% below its 52-week high of $13.21 and 10.3% above its 52-week low of $11.92.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $307.92 million, FPL maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of 2.65% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As FPL is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.

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