Albemarle Corporation (ALB) : During the past 4 weeks, traders have been relatively bearish on Albemarle Corporation (ALB), hence the stock is down -0.32% when compared to the S&P 500 during the same period. However, in the past 1 week, the selling of the stock is down by -0.3% relative to the S&P 500. The stock has risen by 0.21% in the past week indicating that the buyers are active at lower levels, but the stock is down -0.45% in the past 4 weeks.
The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 0.35% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 1.07%.The 200 Day SMA reached 23.47%. Albemarle Corporation is up 1.62% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 47.63%.
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB): After opening at $82.46, the stock dipped to an intraday low of $81.1 on Friday. However, the bulls stepped in to buy at lower levels and pushed the stock higher. The stock touched an intraday high of $82.49 and the buying power remained strong till the end. The stock closed at $81.96 for the day, a gain of 0.81% for the day session. The total traded volume was 895,248. The stocks close on the previous trading day was $81.3.
Albemarle Corporation (Albemarle) is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals across a range of end markets, including the petroleum refining, consumer electronics, plastics/packaging, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food-safety and custom chemistry services markets. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Chemicals and Catalyst Solutions. As of December 31, 2014, the Performance Chemicals segment includes the Fire Safety Solutions, Specialty Chemicals and Fine Chemistry Services product categories. As of December 31, 2014, the Catalyst Solutions segment includes the Refinery Catalyst Solutions and Performance Catalyst Solutions product categories.