| AllianceBernstein Holding provides research, investment management and related services to a range of clients. Co.'s principal services include: institutional, which servicing institutional clients, including private and public pension plans, foundations and endowments, insurance companies, and central banks and governments; retail, which servicing retail clients, primarily by means of retail mutual funds; private wealth management, which servicing private clients, including high-net-worth individuals and families, trusts and estates, and partnerships; and Bernstein research services, which servicing institutional investors, such as pension fund, and hedge fund and mutual fund managers. We show 29 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our AB shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute AB market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing AB market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing AB's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of AB versus a peer is one thing; comparing
AB market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like AB can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching AB by allowing them to research the AB market cap history.