Cohen & Steers (NYSE:) reported preliminary assets under management (AUM) of $70.8 billion as of Sep 30, 2019, up 1.8% from the prior-month level. Market appreciation of $931 million and net inflows of $613 million were partly offset by distributions of $275 million.
The company recorded total institutional accounts of $31.5 billion at the end of the month, up 1.9% on a sequential basis. Of the total institutional accounts, advisory accounts were $15.2 billion as of Sep 30 while the remaining were subadvisory accounts.
Cohen & Steers recorded $29.6 billion in open-end funds, up 2.1% from the $29 billion recorded a month ago. Also, closed-end funds were $9.7 billion, up nearly 1% from August 2019.
With operations across the globe, the company benefits largely from its well-diversified AUM. However, escalating expenses, mainly due to its continued expansion efforts, are expected to keep hindering its bottom-line growth.
Shares of the company have surged 56.5% so far this year against the 8.6% decline of the industry.
Currently, Cohen & Steers carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Performance and Upcoming Releases
Franklin Resources (NYSE:) announced preliminary AUM by its subsidiaries of $692.6 billion for September 2019. Results displayed a slight rise from $690.6 billion recorded as of Aug 31, 2019. Net market gains led to the improvement, partially offset by net outflows.
Invesco (NYSE:) and AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:) are expected to report September AUM figures in the next few days.
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