How Wall Street Analysts View Alternative Asset Managers
Blackstone’s “strong buy” ratings
Analysts have a more positive view of Blackstone (BX) compared to alternative asset managers (XLF) KKR & Co. (KKR), Apollo Global Management (APO), and Carlyle Group (CG). Six of 14 analysts currently covering Blackstone stock gave “strong buy” ratings. Six analysts gave “buy” ratings, and the remaining two analysts gave “hold” ratings. These ratings have been consistent since June 2017.
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Ratings of peers
Wall Street analysts gave a one-year price target of $22.11 per share on Ares Management (ARES), which reflects an increase of ~23.5% from the current price level. Ares Management is currently being analyzed by seven analysts, and three analysts rated the stock as a “strong buy.” Of the remaining four analysts, two analysts gave “buy” ratings, and two analysts gave “hold” ratings.
Currently, 12 analysts are covering Carlyle Group (CG) stock, out of which four analysts rated the stock as a “strong buy,” and four analysts gave “buy” ratings. The remaining four analysts gave “hold” ratings.
Of the 12 analysts are covering Ameriprise Financial (AMP) stock, three analysts gave “buy” ratings. Five analysts gave “hold” ratings, and four analysts gave “strong buy” ratings.