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Fund Holdings of FIRST TRUST ADVISORS LP Filed on 2012-02-07

Link to Original SEC 13F filings sorted on filing date: 2012-02-07 | 2011-11-08 | 2011-08-12 | 2011-05-12 | 2011-02-09 | 2010-11-10 | 2010-08-12 | 2010-05-11 | 2010-02-08 | 2009-11-12 | 2009-08-13 | 2009-05-11 | 2009-02-11 | 2008-11-12 | 2008-08-08 | 2008-05-12 |

1. Fund Information

Fund NameFIRST TRUST ADVISORS LP
Fund Manager
Address12O EAST LIBERTY DRIVE, SUITE 400
WHEATON, IL, 60187
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Phone(630) 765-8000
13F Asset Last Qtr$8,726,212,307
13F Asset This Qtr$9,488,170,242
Asset Change8.73%

2. Comparison of Holdings by Sectors with Last Quarter

3. Top 20 Holdings (Value) of This Quarter

No.SecurityPut/CallStockSharesValue(x$1000)Activity(Shr)% Port.
1.)AT&T INCT5,904,021$178,538Added 27.62%1.88%
2.)MERCK & CO., INCMRK3,449,349$130,040Added 21.69%1.37%
3.)KLA-TENCOR CORPORATIONKLAC2,526,505$121,904Added 8.00%1.28%
4.)KRAFT FOODS, INC.KFT2,990,632$111,730Added 15.66%1.18%
5.)INTEL CORPORATIONINTC4,195,385$101,738Added 7.38%1.07%
6.)HITACHI, LTD.HIT1,901,454$99,142Added 0.74%1.04%
7.)PFIZER INCPFE4,555,063$98,572Added 11.68%1.04%
8.)BT GROUP PLCBT2,973,200$88,126Cut -0.10%0.93%
9.)LAM RESEARCH CORPORATIONLRCX2,155,160$79,784Added 12.42%0.84%
10.)GOOGLE INC.GOOG120,714$77,969Added 2.62%0.82%
11.)PRICELINE.COM INCORPORATEDPCLN160,171$74,914Added 14.90%0.79%
12.)APPLE INC.AAPL182,241$73,808Cut -5.56%0.78%
13.)NOVELLUS SYSTEMS, INC.NVLS1,561,531$64,476Added 15.73%0.68%
14.)STARBUCKS CORPORATIONSBUX1,398,273$64,335Added 13.02%0.68%
15.)VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INCVZ1,480,217$59,386Added 101.41%0.63%
16.)CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES, INC.CLF927,525$57,831Cut -0.95%0.61%
17.)TRW AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS CORPTRW1,716,044$55,943Added 17.41%0.59%
18.)CONOCOPHILLIPSCOP762,565$55,568Added 4.93%0.59%
19.)SANDISK CORPORATIONSNDK992,077$48,820Added 11.59%0.51%
20.)JOHNSON & JOHNSONJNJ731,832$47,994Added 65.81%0.51%

4. Top 20 (Value) Holdings BOUGHT NEW in This Quarter

No.SecurityPut/CallStockShares NEWValue(x$1000)% Port.
1.)J2 GLOBAL INCJCOM553,688$15,5810.16%
2.)EXPEDIA INCEXPE471,897$13,6940.14%
3.)LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATIONLMCA101,564$7,9270.08%
4.)MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONALMGM623,314$6,5010.07%
5.)AOL INC. AOL INC. COMMON STOCKAOL403,861$6,0980.06%
6.)NEUSTAR INCNSR131,735$4,5010.05%
7.)VODAFONE GROUP PLC - AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES EACH REPRESENTING TEN ORDINARY SHARESVOD141,440$3,9650.04%
8.)RESMED INC.RMD143,771$3,6520.04%
9.)ISHARES TRUST RUSSELL 3000 INDEX FUNDIWV41,050$3,0450.03%
10.)HOSPIRA INCHSP97,092$2,9490.03%
11.)COMMERCIAL METALS CO.CMC193,504$2,6760.03%
12.)ITT CORPORATION NEWITT130,908$2,5300.03%
13.)ANSYS, INC.ANSS43,096$2,4690.03%
14.)MGE ENERGY INC.MGEE52,134$2,4380.03%
15.)SIFY TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED - AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARESSIFY557,206$2,2400.02%
16.)INTERCONTINENTALEXCHANGE INCICE16,630$2,0050.02%
17.)NORTHWEST PIPE COMPANYNWPX87,425$1,9990.02%
18.)NETSUITE INC COMMON STOCKN48,731$1,9760.02%
19.)CONSOLIDATED WATER CO. LTD.CWCO220,838$1,8950.02%
20.)DENBURY RESOURCES, INC. (DE)DNR124,895$1,8860.02%

5. Top 20 (Value) Holdings Totally SOLD OUT in This Quarter

No.SecurityPut/CallStockShares SOLDValue(x$1000)% Port. Last Qtr
1.)VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.VSEA1,074,522$65,7070.75%
2.)AMAZON.COM, INC.AMZN220,861$47,7570.55%
3.)ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.ALXN521,770$33,4250.38%
4.)EXPEDIA, INC.EXPE714,140$18,3890.21%
5.)AMYLIN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.AMLN1,886,371$17,4110.20%
6.)VERISIGN, INC.VRSN550,817$15,7590.18%
7.)ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPAPC211,582$13,3400.15%
8.)J2 GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS INCJCOM439,526$11,8230.14%
9.)MCMORAN EXPLORATION COMMR1,131,202$11,2330.13%
10.)TALISMAN ENERGY, INC.TLM895,068$10,9820.13%
11.)APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.AMAT1,055,401$10,9230.13%
12.)BALL CORPBLL324,753$10,0740.12%
13.)BEMIS CO INCBMS332,193$9,7370.11%
14.)AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES, INC.AVB83,605$9,5350.11%
15.)ASHLAND INCASH196,539$8,6750.10%
16.)BIG LOTS, INC.BIG235,539$8,2040.09%
17.)BED BATH & BEYOND INC.BBBY140,066$8,0270.09%
18.)CEPHALON, INC.CEPH94,605$7,6350.09%
19.)ALLIED NEVADA GOLD CORPANV208,826$7,4780.09%
20.)ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.ANF111,319$6,8530.08%