| First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index 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 NASDAQ OMX(R) ABA Community Bank Index(SM) (the "Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index includes a subset of banks and thrifts or their holding companies listed on NASDAQ(R). As of Dec 31 2009, the Fund's total assets were $5,645,874 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $5,603,310. We show 294 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of QABA's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of QABA shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like QABA versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching QABA by allowing them to research QABA shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.