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AB - AllianceBernstein Holding LP

Industry: Asset Management Sector: Financial Exchange: NYSE

AB - AllianceBernstein Holding LP

Industry: Asset Management Sector: Financial Exchange: NYSE
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Fri 19'th Jan 2018

PERIOD 2017-10-20 - 2018-01-19
CHANGE 1.29%
PRICE $27.50
VOLUME
Sell
TREND
Buy

MV LONG
Buy

MV SHORT
Buy

PIVOT
Buy

MACD
Buy

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AllianceBernstein Holding LP Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for Fri 19'th Jan 2018

Shorts 3.22% ( 2017-12-29 )
Cash n/a
Loans n/a
Beta 1.53
ROA 13.82
Buy candidate since 2018-01-16 Gain 2.80%

AllianceBernstein Holding LP gained 1.29% in the last trading day, rising from $27.15 to $27.50 , and has now gained 4 days in a row. It will be exciting to see whether it manages to continue gaining or take a minor break for the next few days. The price has risen in 8 of the last 10 days and is up by 6.38% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell in the last day by -117 707 shares, and in total, 237 991 shares bought and sold for approximately $6.54 million. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes for the next couple of days.

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Trend

AllianceBernstein Holding LP lies in the upper part of a weak rising trend in the short term, and this will normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break-up at the top trend line at $27.63 will firstly indicate a stronger raising rate. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to rise 4.18% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $26.32 and $28.78 at the end of this period.

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Signals

Only positive signals in the chart today. AllianceBernstein Holding LP holds buy signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down there will be some support from the lines at $27.13 and $25.79. A break down below any of these levels will issue sell signals. A buy signal was issued from a pivot bottom point on Tuesday January 16, 2018, which indicates further gains until a new top pivot has been found. Volume fell during the last trading day despite gaining prices. This causes a divergence between volume and price and may be an early warning. The stock should be watched closely.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The stock holds a RSI14 at 79 and is currently being overbought on RSI. This does not have to be a sales signal as many stocks may go both long and hard while being overbought on the RSI. It is therefore important to evaluate the history of the share as it may tell you something about the RSI-sensitiveness.

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Support & Resistance

On the downside, the stock finds support just below today's level from accumulated volume at $25.65 and $25.20. There is no resistance from accumulated volume above today's level and given the right condition the stock may perform very well during the next couple of days.

There is natural risk involved when a stock is testing a support level, since if this is broken, the stock then may fall to the next support level. In this case, AllianceBernstein Holding LP finds support just below today's level at $25.65. If this is broken, then the next support from accumulated volume will be at $25.20 and $25.10.

Support: $25.65 Price: $27.50

Risk

This stock is usually traded at good volume, and with minor daily changes the risk is considered to be low. During the last day, the stock moved $0.54 (1.98%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 2.24%.

The stock is overbought on RSI14 and lies in the upper part of the trend. Normally this will pose a good selling opportunity for the short-term trader, but some stocks may go long and hard while being overbought and the RSI is still moving upwards. Regardless, the high RSI together with the trendposition increases the risk and higher daily movements (volatility) should be expected. A correction down in the nearby future seems very likely, and it is of great importance that the stock manages to break the trend before that occurs.

Our recommended stoploss: $26.30 (-4.36%) (This stock has medium daily movements and this gives medium risk. The RSI14 is 79 and this increases the risk substantially. There is a buy signal from pivot bottom found 3 days ago.)

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Evaluation

Several short-term signals, along with a general good trend, are positive and we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for this stock to perform well in the short-term. Due to some small weaknesses in the technical picture we have downgraded our recommendation for this stock since last evaluation from a Strong Buy Candidate to a Buy Candidate.

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