Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, investment manager AllianceBernstein Holding (NYSE: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, New York (1987)

Market Cap

$1.59 billion


Asset management and custody banks

TTM Revenue

$350.27 million


Chairman/CEO Peter Kraus
President/COO Gerald Lieberman

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, Yahoo! Finance, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 103 of the 110 All-Star members who have rated AllianceBernstein -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include theolddeal and jc09058, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

In December, theolddeal tapped AllianceBernstein as an interesting income opportunity: "Asset manager, no debt, was hurt by exposure to Lehman and Freddie/Fannie equity, but as [a master limited partnership] still yields a fat dividend and investment base should stabalize with the market."

In a more recent pitch from last month, jc09058 shares that contrarian spirit:

Trying to reason out why this company's share price went down. Sadly, nothing more than a change in it's CEO seems to have caused the share price down other than the general market trend. … As this market trend continues, I feel that I'm going to be buying more in the future. Solid company hurt by panic and sell offs. During the next year, i see another dip in it's price as the general market bottoms out and then a fairly quick recovery in the second half of the year. I would not be surprised to see closing prices in early 2010 similar to the early 2008 time period.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. AllianceBernstein and Johnson & Johnson are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Bank of America is a former pick of Income Investor. Legg Mason is a choice of Inside Value, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.