AB Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

AB -  USA Stock  

USD 43.26  1.39  3.11%

Allowing for the 90-day total investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Alliancebernstein Holding LP is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Alliancebernstein buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding AB positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Alliancebernstein's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.

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The advice is provided from Alliancebernstein's buy-and-hold perspective. Please continue to Alliancebernstein Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as AB and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Alliancebernstein Holding LP.

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For the selected time horizon Alliancebernstein Holding LP has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.0861, Jensen Alpha of 0.1616, Total Risk Alpha of 0.1025, Sortino Ratio of 0.1042 and Treynor Ratio of 0.1895
Alliancebernstein advice module can be used to check and cross-verify current investment recommendation provided by analysts analyzing the company's potential to grow using all of fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Alliancebernstein is not overpriced, please confirm all Alliancebernstein fundamentals, including its price to sales, net income, and the relationship between the price to earning and gross profit . Given that Alliancebernstein has a number of shares shorted of 1.12 M, we suggest you to validate Alliancebernstein Holding LP market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Alliancebernstein Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Alliancebernstein has a frail financial position based on the latest SEC disclosures
Latest headline from www.marketbeat.com: AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. Receives Consensus Rating of Hold from Brokerages - MarketBeat

Alliancebernstein current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. AB analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. AB analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price43.86
Target Median Price44.00
Target High Price49.00
Recommendation Mean2.90
Number Of Analyst Opinions7
Target Low Price38.00
Average Consensus Hold
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Alliancebernstein Returns Distribution Density

The chart of the probability distribution of Alliancebernstein stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Alliancebernstein Holding LP' stock's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The distribution of Alliancebernstein returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Alliancebernstein stock.
Mean Return0.21Value At Risk-2.61
Potential Upside2.92Standard Deviation1.68
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Alliancebernstein historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

AB Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Alliancebernstein is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Alliancebernstein Holding LP backward and forwards among themselves. Alliancebernstein's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Alliancebernstein's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
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Arrowstreet Capital Limited PartnershipCommon Shares638.9 K25.6 M
Wells Fargo CompanyCommon Shares630.6 K25.2 M
Amundi Asset Management Us IncCommon Shares620.5 K24.8 M
Morgan StanleyCommon Shares606.4 K24.3 M
Ubs Group AgCommon Shares534.1 K21.4 M
Peak6 Investments LlcPut Options261.7 K10.5 M
Susquehanna International Group LlpCall Options241.7 K9.7 M
Note, although Alliancebernstein's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Alliancebernstein Cash Flow Accounts

201620172018201920202021 (projected)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(6.11 M)(20.11 M)(16.59 M)(11.51 M)(147 K)(158.6 K)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(169.73 M)(202.39 M)(280.72 M)(222.49 M)(270.88 M)(292.27 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(163.42 M)(182.3 M)(262.69 M)(211.24 M)(269.87 M)(291.17 M)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(6.11 M)(20.11 M)(16.59 M)(11.51 M)(147 K)(158.6 K)
Net Cash Flow from Operations169.53 M202.41 M279.28 M222.75 M270.01 M251.49 M

Alliancebernstein Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Alliancebernstein or Financial Services sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Alliancebernstein stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a AB stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.06
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.1

Alliancebernstein Volatility Alert

Alliancebernstein Holding LP has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.19 and kurtosis of -0.2. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Alliancebernstein Holding LP to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Alliancebernstein's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Alliancebernstein's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Alliancebernstein Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Alliancebernstein's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Alliancebernstein's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Alliancebernstein and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Alliancebernstein or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Alliancebernstein's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Alliancebernstein by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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Alliancebernstein Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as AB . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution10314.32
Daily Balance Of Power(0.97)
Rate Of Daily Change0.97
Day Median Price43.94
Day Typical Price43.72
Market Facilitation Index0.0
Price Action Indicator(1.38)

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 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Shareholders Equity1.49 B1.55 B1.6 B1.51 B
Total Assets1.49 B1.55 B1.61 B1.51 B

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The market value of Alliancebernstein is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of AB that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Alliancebernstein's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Alliancebernstein's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Alliancebernstein's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Alliancebernstein underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Alliancebernstein's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Alliancebernstein value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Alliancebernstein's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.