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NYSE:ALB

Albemarle - ALB Stock Forecast, Price & News

$279.34
+2.53 (+0.91%)
(As of 02/7/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$273.26
$280.28
50-Day Range
$214.04
$290.15
52-Week Range
$169.93
$334.55
Volume
1.06 million shs
Average Volume
1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization
$32.72 billion
P/E Ratio
21.18
Dividend Yield
0.55%
Price Target
$299.37

Albemarle MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.39 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.2% Upside
$299.37 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.08% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-6.52
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.91mentions of Albemarle in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$4.67 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
28.72%
From $21.80 to $28.06 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.75 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

17th out of 157 stocks

Plastics Materials & Resins Industry

1st out of 11 stocks

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About Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) Stock

Albemarle Corporation's history dates back to 1887. Today, the company is a leading specialty chemicals producer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Albemarle Corporation manufactures and markets custom-engineered specialty chemicals for various industries. This range of industries spreads across many sectors, including consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, energy storage, petroleum refining, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals and crop protection. Albemarle Corporation operates through three core segments: lithium, bromine and catalysts.

The lithium segment develops and manufactures a range of lithium compounds. These compounds include lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide and lithium chloride. Albemarle Corporation also manufactures value-added lithium specialty products and reagents, which include chemicals such as butyllithium and lithium aluminum hydride. 

Customers use Albemarle's products in various applications, including pharmaceuticals, water treatment and paper production. Albemarle Corporation is the largest provider of lithium for electric vehicle batteries and lithium storage products. Albemarle Corporation's other applications include producing various plastic bottles, high-performance greases, thermoplastic elastomers for car tires and thermoplastic elastomers for rubber-soled footwear.  

Albemarle Corporation's bromine segment refines bromine, a naturally occurring element similar to bleach. Albemarle Corporation also manufactures bromine-based fire safety solutions that enhance materials' flame-resistant properties. Albemarle Corporation's bromine segment also manufactures specialty chemicals such as elemental bromine, bromine alkyl, inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon and other bromine-refined chemicals. Consumers use the products developed in the Albemarle Corporation's bromine segment in various applications — chemical synthesis, petroleum well drilling, well drilling completion fluids, power generation mercury control, industrial water purification, consumable meat processing and other industrial applications. 

The catalysts segment manufactures hydroprocessing, isomerization and alkylation catalysts, fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts, fluidized catalytic cracking additives, organometallics and organometallic curatives. The catalyst products created by Albemarle Corporation are used in petroleum refining applications. The same catalysts are used in producing biofuels, gas-to-liquid refinement and coal liquefaction. Albemarle Corporation also produces fine chemicals (chemical substances prepared to a very high degree of purity) for use in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

Albemarle Corporation builds on its long history by providing innovative and reliable products to a wide range of industries. Albemarle Corporation firmly commits to safety, sustainability and product quality. The company is well-positioned for future growth with production plants in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, China, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, France, Brazil and Japan. 

Albemarle Corporation was ranked on the Fortune 1000 list in 2020 with a ranking of 916. This ranking strengthened in 2021 and 2022 to 780 and 776, respectively. 

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ALB Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/03/2021
Ex-Dividend for 1/3 Dividend
12/15/2022
Dividend Payable
1/03/2023
Today
2/07/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/15/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Plastics materials & resins
Sub-Industry
Specialty Chemicals
CUSIP
01265310
Employees
6,000
Year Founded
1994

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$299.37
High Stock Price Forecast
$497.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$155.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+7.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.39
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$123.67 million
Pretax Margin
27.93%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.33 billion
Cash Flow
$6.02 per share
Book Value
$49.63 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
116,860,000
Market Cap
$32.72 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.58

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Key Executives

  • Jerry Kent MastersJerry Kent Masters
    Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Scott A. TozierScott A. Tozier
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Glen Merfeld
    Chief Technology Officer & VP-Energy Storage
  • Kristin M. Coleman
    Secretary, Executive VP & General Counsel
  • Melissa H. Anderson
    Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP













ALB Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Albemarle stock right now?

18 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Albemarle in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" ALB shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in ALB, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Albemarle's stock price forecast for 2023?

18 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Albemarle's shares. Their ALB share price forecasts range from $155.00 to $497.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $299.37 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have ALB shares performed in 2023?

Albemarle's stock was trading at $216.86 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, ALB stock has increased by 28.8% and is now trading at $279.34.
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Are investors shorting Albemarle?

Albemarle saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,400,000 shares, an increase of 18.9% from the December 15th total of 2,860,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,490,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days.
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When is Albemarle's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 15th 2023.
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How can I listen to Albemarle's earnings call?

Albemarle will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 16th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 866-813-9403 with passcode "384178".

How were Albemarle's earnings last quarter?

Albemarle Co. (NYSE:ALB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 3rd. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.28. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $830.57 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $775.61 million. Albemarle had a net margin of 27.77% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 26.84%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.09 EPS.
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How often does Albemarle pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Albemarle?

Albemarle announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.395 per share on Tuesday, January 3rd. This represents a $1.58 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 15th.
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Is Albemarle a good dividend stock?

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) pays an annual dividend of $1.58 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 29 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 11.98%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ALB will have a dividend payout ratio of 5.63% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Albemarle issued on next quarter's earnings?

Albemarle issued an update on its FY23 earnings guidance on Monday, January, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $26.00-33.00 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $28.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.30-12.90 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.02 billion.

What is Luther C. Kissam, IV's approval rating as Albemarle's CEO?

63 employees have rated Albemarle Chief Executive Officer Luther C. Kissam, IV on Glassdoor.com. Luther C. Kissam, IV has an approval rating of 75% among the company's employees.

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What is Albemarle's stock symbol?

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

Who are Albemarle's major shareholders?

Albemarle's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.31%), International Assets Investment Management LLC (1.20%), Robeco Schweiz AG (0.74%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.54%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.32%) and Simplex Trading LLC (0.00%). Insiders that own company stock include Eric Norris, J Kent Masters, John Clarence Barichivich III, Karen G Narwold, Karen G Narwold, Luther C Iv Kissam, Netha N Johnson, Raphael Goszcz Crawford and Scott Tozier.
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How do I buy shares of Albemarle?

Shares of ALB stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Albemarle's stock price today?

One share of ALB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $279.34.

How much money does Albemarle make?

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) has a market capitalization of $32.72 billion and generates $3.33 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $123.67 million in net income (profit) each year or $13.19 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Albemarle have?

The company employs 6,000 workers across the globe.

Does Albemarle have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Albemarle: ACI Cyprus L.L.C., Albemarle (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Albemarle Argentina S.R.L., Albemarle Brazil Holdings LTDA., Albemarle Care Fund, Albemarle Catalysts Company B.V., Albemarle Chemical Canada Ltd., Albemarle Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Albemarle Chemicals Ltd, Albemarle Chemicals Private Limited, Albemarle Chemicals SAS, Albemarle Chemicals South Africa (Proprietary) Limited, Albemarle Delaware Holdings 1 LLC, Albemarle Delaware Holdings 2 LLC, Albemarle Dutch Holdings 2 B.V., Albemarle Dutch Holdings B.V., Albemarle Europe SRL, Albemarle Finance Company B.V., Albemarle Foundation, Albemarle Germany Gmbh, Albemarle Hilfe GmbH Unterstützungskasse, Albemarle Holdings Company Limited, Albemarle Holdings Limited, Albemarle Hungary Ltd., Albemarle Italy S.R.L., Albemarle Japan Corporation, Albemarle Japan Holdings B.V., Albemarle Knight Lux 1 Holdings Corporation, Albemarle Korea Corporation, Albemarle Limitada, Albemarle Lithium (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd., Albemarle Lithium Holding Corporation, Albemarle Lithium Holding GmbH, Albemarle Lithium Pty Ltd, Albemarle Lithium UK Limited, Albemarle Malaysia Sdn Bhd., Albemarle Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Albemarle Middle East FZE, Albemarle Netherlands B.V., Albemarle New Holding GmbH, Albemarle Overseas Employment Corporation, Albemarle Qúimica Ltda., Albemarle Saudi Trading Company, Albemarle Sichuan New Materials Co. Ltd., Albemarle Singapore Pte. Ltd., Albemarle Spain S.L., Albemarle Taiwan Limited, Albemarle U.S. Inc., Albemarle Vietnam Limited Liability Company, Albemarle Wodgina Pty Ltd, Albemarle de Venezuela C.A., Dynamit Nobel GmbH, Dynamit Nobel Unterstützungsfonds GmbH, Excalibur II Realty Company, Excalibur Realty Company, Foote Chile Holding Company, Foote Minera e Inversiones Limitada, Jiangxi Albemarle Lithium Co. Ltd., Jordan Bromine Company Ltd., Knight Lux 1 S.à r.l., Knight Lux 2 S.à r.l., MARBL Lithium Operations Pty Ltd, MRL’s Wodgina Project, Metalon Environmental Management & Solutions GmbH, PT Albemarle Chemicals Indonesia, RSG Immobilien GmbH, RT Lithium Limited, Rockwood Holdings, Rockwood Holdings Inc., Rockwood Lithium (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Rockwood Lithium India Private Limited, Rockwood Lithium Japan K.K., Rockwood Lithium Korea LLC, Rockwood Lithium Taiwan Co. Ltd., Rockwood Specialties GmbH, Rockwood Specialties Group LLC, Rockwood Specialties LLC, Rockwood Specialties Limited, Sales de Magnesio Limitada, Shandong Sinobrom Albemarle Bromine Chemicals Company Limited, and Sichuan Guorun New Material Co. Ltd..
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How can I contact Albemarle?

Albemarle's mailing address is 4250 CONGRESS STREET SUITE 900, CHARLOTTE NC, 28209. The official website for the company is www.albemarle.com. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at (980) 299-5700, via email at invest@albemarle.com, or via fax at 225-388-7686.

This page (NYSE:ALB) was last updated on 2/8/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff