That would be a blessing for the shorts capping the upside . Remember when this was in the sixties ? It will be very interesting to see how the money flows continue to trend as many theorize the money in the bond market will flow into stocks , commodities and real estate as interest rates begin to reverse with the improving economy .
AB is a great play within financials with a nice distribution to hold the shares many have purchased below $20 .
AB was in $85 plus levels when it had assets under mgmgt(AUM) of $800 Billion.
AB AUM will probably get up to $500 Billion in 2013 whic would allow it to earn $2 plus per share in 2014. I think, even without a buy out, B could hit $35 sometime during 2014, meanwhile, the dividend in 2013 will be around $1.60 per share.