NYSE:ALB - Albemarle Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$95.74 -3.87 (-3.89 %)
(As of 11/21/2018 06:32 AM ET)
Previous Close$99.61
Today's Range$95.04 - $98.14
52-Week Range$86.75 - $138.67
Volume1.65 million shs
Average Volume1.51 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.58 billion
P/E Ratio20.86
Dividend Yield1.35%
Beta1.53
Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. Its Lithium and Advanced Materials segment offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride, and lithium specialties, as well as reagents, such as butyllithium and lithium aluminum hydride for applications in lithium batteries for consumer electronics and automobiles, high performance greases, thermoplastic elastomers for car tires, rubber soles, plastic bottles, catalysts for chemical reactions, organic synthesis processes, life science, pharmaceutical, and other markets. It also offers cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical markets; zirconium, barium, and titanium products for various pyrotechnical applications; technical services, such as the handling and use of reactive lithium products; and recycling services for lithium-containing by-products. In addition, this segment offers performance catalyst solutions comprising organometallics, polymer catalysts, and curatives for polyolefin polymers, packaging, non-packaging, films, injection molding, alpha-olefins, polyurethanes, epoxies, and engineered resins markets. Its Bromine Specialties segment offers bromine and bromine-based solutions for fire safety, chemical synthesis, mercury control, water purification, beef and poultry processing, and other industrial applications, as well as oil and gas well drilling, and completion fluids applications; and tertiary amines, biocides, disinfectants, and sanitizers. Its Refining Solutions segment offers clean fuels technologies, which is primarily composed of hydroprocessing catalysts; and fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts and additives for refining industry. It serves energy storage, petroleum refining, consumer electronics, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, and custom chemistry services markets. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNYSE:ALB
Previous Symbol
CUSIP01265310
Phone980-299-5700

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.38
Current Ratio1.83
Quick Ratio1.18

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio20.86
Forward P/E Ratio17.66
P/E Growth1.29

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.07 billion
Price / Sales3.31
Cash Flow$6.1968 per share
Price / Cash15.45
Book Value$34.71 per share
Price / Book2.76

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.59
Net Income$54.85 million
Net Margins10.44%
Return on Equity15.39%
Return on Assets7.76%

Miscellaneous

Employees5,400
Outstanding Shares106,210,000
Market Cap$10.58 billion
OptionableOptionable

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Albemarle's stock symbol?

Albemarle trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ALB."

How often does Albemarle pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Albemarle?

Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.335 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $1.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. View Albemarle's Dividend History.

How were Albemarle's earnings last quarter?

Albemarle Co. (NYSE:ALB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.06. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $778 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $796.79 million. Albemarle had a return on equity of 15.39% and a net margin of 10.44%. The firm's revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.08 EPS. View Albemarle's Earnings History.

When is Albemarle's next earnings date?

Albemarle is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Albemarle.

What guidance has Albemarle issued on next quarter's earnings?

Albemarle updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.30-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.39. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.3-3.5 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.37 billion.Albemarle also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $5.30-5.50 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ALB?

20 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Albemarle's shares. Their predictions range from $85.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Albemarle's stock price to reach $123.6058 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Albemarle.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Albemarle?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Albemarle in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 1 hold rating and 17 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Albemarle.

Has Albemarle been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about ALB stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Albemarle earned a media sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Albemarle's key competitors?

Who are Albemarle's key executives?

Albemarle's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Luther C. Kissam IV, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Scott A. Tozier, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Donald J. LaBauve Jr., Chief Accounting Officer, VP & Corp. Controller (Age 51)
  • Ms. Karen G. Narwold, Chief Admin. Officer, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 58)
  • Mr. David Ryan, VP of Corp. Strategy & Investor Relations

Who are Albemarle's major shareholders?

Albemarle's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Franklin Resources Inc. (8.51%), Jennison Associates LLC (7.28%), BlackRock Inc. (6.84%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.95%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.47%) and Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (1.79%). Company insiders that own Albemarle stock include Douglas L Maine, Karen G Narwold, Luther C Iv Kissam, Matthew Juneau and Scott Tozier. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Albemarle.

Which institutional investors are selling Albemarle stock?

ALB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deutsche Bank AG, BlackRock Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Barings LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Albemarle.

Which institutional investors are buying Albemarle stock?

ALB stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., Primecap Management Co. CA, Jennison Associates LLC, Earnest Partners LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, SG Americas Securities LLC and Robecosam AG. View Insider Buying and Selling for Albemarle.

How do I buy shares of Albemarle?

Shares of ALB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Albemarle's stock price today?

One share of ALB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $95.74.

How big of a company is Albemarle?

Albemarle has a market capitalization of $10.58 billion and generates $3.07 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $54.85 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.59 on an earnings per share basis. Albemarle employs 5,400 workers across the globe.

What is Albemarle's official website?

The official website for Albemarle is http://www.albemarle.com.

How can I contact Albemarle?

Albemarle's mailing address is 4350 CONGRESS STREET SUITE 700, CHARLOTTE NC, 28209. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at 980-299-5700.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Albemarle (NYSE ALB)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  573 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  464 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,037
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This page was last updated on 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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