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52-Week Range
$59.42
$188.35
Volume820,161 shs
Average Volume1.62 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.12 billion
P/E Ratio45.76
Dividend Yield0.99%
Beta1.59

Competitors

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) Vs. SHW, ECL, IFF, CE, RPM, and ASH

Should you be buying ALB stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to Albemarle, including The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Celanese (CE), RPM International (RPM), and Ashland Global (ASH).

The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) and Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) are both large-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.5% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.4% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

The Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

The Sherwin-Williams pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. The Sherwin-Williams pays out 10.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Albemarle has raised its dividend for 27 consecutive years. Albemarle is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for The Sherwin-Williams and Albemarle, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Sherwin-Williams121502.78
Albemarle371002.35

The Sherwin-Williams currently has a consensus target price of $309.9412, suggesting a potential upside of 8.34%. Albemarle has a consensus target price of $142.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 13.23%. Given The Sherwin-Williams' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe The Sherwin-Williams is more favorable than Albemarle.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Sherwin-Williams and Albemarle's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion4.25$1.54 billion$21.1213.55
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12

The Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than Albemarle. The Sherwin-Williams is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albemarle, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares The Sherwin-Williams and Albemarle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Sherwin-Williams10.41%56.69%10.66%
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%

Summary

The Sherwin-Williams beats Albemarle on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) and Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Dividends

Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ecolab pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ecolab has raised its dividend for 36 consecutive years and Albemarle has raised its dividend for 27 consecutive years. Albemarle is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ecolab and Albemarle's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ecolab$14.91 billion4.30$1.56 billion$5.8238.50
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12

Ecolab has higher revenue and earnings than Albemarle. Albemarle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ecolab, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Ecolab has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ecolab and Albemarle, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ecolab07702.50
Albemarle371002.35

Ecolab currently has a consensus target price of $228.70, suggesting a potential upside of 2.07%. Albemarle has a consensus target price of $142.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 13.23%. Given Ecolab's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Ecolab is more favorable than Albemarle.

Profitability

This table compares Ecolab and Albemarle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ecolab-8.21%18.14%6.75%
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.6% of Ecolab shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.4% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Ecolab shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Albemarle beats Ecolab on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Albemarle has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Albemarle and International Flavors & Fragrances' top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.84$455.87 million$6.1722.89

Albemarle has higher earnings, but lower revenue than International Flavors & Fragrances. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albemarle, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Albemarle and International Flavors & Fragrances, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Albemarle371002.35
International Flavors & Fragrances031002.77

Albemarle presently has a consensus target price of $142.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 13.23%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus target price of $147.5385, suggesting a potential upside of 4.48%. Given International Flavors & Fragrances' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe International Flavors & Fragrances is more favorable than Albemarle.

Profitability

This table compares Albemarle and International Flavors & Fragrances' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.4% of Albemarle shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Albemarle shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and Celanese (NYSE:CE) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, suggesting that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celanese has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Albemarle and Celanese's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12
Celanese$6.30 billion2.99$852 million$9.5317.54

Celanese has higher revenue and earnings than Albemarle. Celanese is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albemarle, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Albemarle and Celanese's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%
Celanese10.46%31.41%9.42%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Albemarle and Celanese, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Albemarle371002.35
Celanese151102.59

Albemarle presently has a consensus target price of $142.1429, suggesting a potential downside of 13.23%. Celanese has a consensus target price of $156.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 6.29%. Given Celanese's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Celanese is more favorable than Albemarle.

Dividends

Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Celanese pays out 28.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Albemarle has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years and Celanese has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.4% of Albemarle shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Celanese shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Albemarle shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Celanese shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Celanese beats Albemarle on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and RPM International (NYSE:RPM) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPM International has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Albemarle and RPM International's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12
RPM International$5.51 billion2.28$304.39 million$3.0731.59

Albemarle has higher earnings, but lower revenue than RPM International. Albemarle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RPM International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Albemarle and RPM International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%
RPM International7.50%35.72%8.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Albemarle and RPM International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Albemarle371002.35
RPM International04502.56

Albemarle presently has a consensus target price of $142.1429, indicating a potential downside of 13.23%. RPM International has a consensus target price of $96.8750, indicating a potential downside of 0.11%. Given RPM International's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe RPM International is more favorable than Albemarle.

Dividends

Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. RPM International pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. RPM International pays out 49.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Albemarle has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years and RPM International has increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of RPM International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of RPM International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Albemarle beats RPM International on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Albemarle and Ashland Global's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.33$533.23 million$6.0427.12
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.32$-508,000,000.00$2.8031.81

Albemarle has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. Albemarle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ashland Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Albemarle and Ashland Global's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Albemarle and Ashland Global, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Albemarle371002.35
Ashland Global10702.75

Albemarle presently has a consensus target price of $142.1429, indicating a potential downside of 13.23%. Ashland Global has a consensus target price of $92.4444, indicating a potential upside of 3.80%. Given Ashland Global's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ashland Global is more favorable than Albemarle.

Dividends

Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Albemarle has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years and Ashland Global has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Ashland Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Albemarle beats Ashland Global on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Albemarle Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
2.1$286.09+0.1%$76.09 billion$17.90 billion14.12
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
2.2$224.06+1.2%$64.07 billion$14.91 billion-60.72Insider Selling
International Flavors & Fragrances logo
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.5$141.21+1.8%$35.15 billion$5.14 billion42.28Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.2$167.19+0.3%$18.83 billion$6.30 billion34.61
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.3$96.98+0.1%$12.56 billion$5.51 billion29.39Analyst Report
Ashland Global logo
ASH
Ashland Global
1.8$89.06+3.7%$5.41 billion$2.33 billion-10.60
W. R. Grace & Co. logo
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co.
2.2$68.36+0.1%$4.53 billion$1.96 billion325.52Analyst Downgrade
Balchem logo
BCPC
Balchem
1.6$133.25+0.0%$4.32 billion$643.71 million52.26
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.4$234.74+1.1%$4.20 billion$1.13 billion652.07Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$352.77+1.3%$3.86 billion$2.19 billion15.36
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.8$85.66+0.9%$3.62 billion$1.32 billion53.87
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.0$69.08+0.9%$3.61 billion$2.90 billion31.40Insider Selling
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.2$137.25+0.1%$3.09 billion$1.86 billion26.91Insider Selling
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$84.04+0.8%$2.83 billion$1.79 billion26.26Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
1.8$101.00+0.0%$2.49 billion$1.51 billion67.79Insider Selling
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.2$21.80+0.6%$1.80 billion$1.02 billion-363.27Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Kraton logo
KRA
Kraton
1.3$35.17+1.1%$1.13 billion$1.80 billion-4.94
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$14.91+1.1%$652.21 million$205.23 million5.73Dividend Announcement
Unusual Options Activity
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
1.8$12.17+3.4%$356.98 million$590.37 million-6.99
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.6$1.85+2.7%$134.55 million$119.35 million-0.73Earnings Announcement
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
0.9$5.25+1.0%$98.99 million$70.09 million-7.95Earnings Announcement
This page was last updated on 5/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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