4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: AllianceBernstein

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, investment manager AllianceBernstein Holding (NYS: AB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at AllianceBernstein's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

AllianceBernstein facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York (1987)

Market Cap

$1.46 billion


Asset management

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$162.88 million


Chairman/CEO Peter Kraus
Interim CFO Edward Farrell

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Dividend Yield


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 511 members who have rated AllianceBernstein believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include hbomb14 and gameguru.

This past summer, hbomb14 tapped AllianceBernstein as a tempting turnaround play: "Terrible returns are hurting AUM, but like all asset managers, past performance does not indicate future performance. Their returns will bounce back, and so will this stock."

In fact, AllianceBernstein currently sports a whopping dividend yield of 9.4%. That's much higher than that of other asset managers like BlackRock (NYS: BLK) (3.5%), T. Rowe Price (NAS: TROW) (2.4%), and Legg Mason (NYS: LM) (1.2%).

CAPS member gameguru elaborates on the AllianceBernstein bargain opportunity:

This stock has been crushed by the market. Absolutely bludgeoned with a massive hammer-like instrument. ... It is just smack-you-in-the-face-until-you-holler cheap. Yes, there are some tax implications of its partnership structure, but this is just a minor inconvenience. AUM will continue to shrink as the markets struggle, but when investor confidence returns, AB's stock will follow.

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