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

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$76.63 +1.34 (+1.78 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$75.29
Today's Range$75.77 - $77.25
52-Week Range$71.89 - $119.40
Volume1.46 million shs
Average Volume1.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.85 billion
P/E Ratio16.69
Dividend Yield1.81%
Beta1.64
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

Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP01265310
Phone980-299-5700

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.07 billion
Cash Flow$6.6809 per share
Book Value$34.55 per share

Profitability

Net Income$54.85 million

Miscellaneous

Employees5,400
Market Cap$7.85 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. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.335 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $1.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. View Albemarle's Dividend History.

How were Albemarle's earnings last quarter?

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

When is Albemarle's next earnings date?

Albemarle is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 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 earnings per share guidance of $5.30-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share 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?

19 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Albemarle's shares. Their forecasts range from $59.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Albemarle's share price to reach $114.0321 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 48.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Albemarle.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Albemarle?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Albemarle in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 14 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 coverage about ALB stock has trended somewhat negative on Friday, InfoTrie reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Albemarle earned a coverage optimism score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 54)
  • Mr. Scott A. Tozier, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Donald J. LaBauve Jr., Chief Accounting Officer, VP & Corp. Controller (Age 52)
  • Ms. Karen G. Narwold, Chief Admin. Officer, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 59)
  • 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 investors include KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.50%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.22%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.16%), Professional Advisory Services Inc. (0.09%), Centre Asset Management LLC (0.06%) and Beech Hill Advisors Inc. (0.02%). 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 QCI Asset Management Inc. NY, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Beech Hill Advisors Inc., Centre Asset Management LLC, Appleton Partners Inc. MA, Bangor Savings Bank, Intl Fcstone Inc. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Albemarle company stock in the last year include Karen G Narwold and Scott Tozier. View Insider Buying and Selling for Albemarle.

Which institutional investors are buying Albemarle stock?

ALB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including KAMES CAPITAL plc, DNB Asset Management AS, New England Research & Management Inc., Virtu Financial LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc. ADV, Professional Advisory Services Inc. and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $76.63.

How big of a company is Albemarle?

Albemarle has a market capitalization of $7.85 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 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Albemarle (NYSE ALB)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  584 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  477 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,061
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This page was last updated on 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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