AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB) was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of March. AB has experienced an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with AB positions at the end of the previous quarter.
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Consequently, let’s take a gander at the key action encompassing AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB).
How are hedge funds trading AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB)?
In preparation for this quarter, a total of 10 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 11% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably.
When looking at the hedgies we track, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates had the biggest position in AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB), worth close to $97 million, accounting for 0.3% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is GAMCO Investors, managed by Mario Gabelli, which held a $13.4 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers with similar optimism include Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, John A. Levin’s Levin Capital Strategies and Charles Davidson’s Wexford Capital.
With a general bullishness amongst the heavyweights, specific money managers have been driving this bullishness. Madison Street Partners, managed by Steven Owsley, initiated the biggest position in AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB). Madison Street Partners had 0.4 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter.
How are insiders trading AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB)?
Insider purchases made by high-level executives is most useful when the company in focus has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time period, AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 1 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s check out hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB). These stocks are Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS), Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN), Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG), Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS), and Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII). This group of stocks belong to the asset management industry and their market caps are similar to AB’s market cap.
|Company Name||# of Hedge Funds||# of Insiders Buying||# of Insiders Selling|
|Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS)||6||0||4|
|Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN)||6||0||13|
|Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG)||8||0||2|
|Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS)||12||1||5|
|Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII)||15||0||4|
With the returns shown by the aforementioned strategies, retail investors should always pay attention to hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB) applies perfectly to this mantra.