Albemarle Corporation (ALB): Price and Financial Metrics

Albemarle Corporation (ALB): $170.18

2.40 (+1.43%)

POWR Rating

Component Grades













Add ALB to Watchlist
Sign Up

Industry: Chemicals


of 99

in industry


  • Sentiment is the dimension where ALB ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 71.47% of US stocks.
  • ALB's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 31 weeks.
  • ALB's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 19.28% of US stocks).

ALB Stock Summary

  • ALB has a higher market value than 88.21% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $20,352,784,800.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 55.88, Albemarle Corp P/E ratio is greater than that of about 82.81% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -35.83%, Albemarle Corp's debt growth rate surpasses only 13.47% of about US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ALB, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are PKG, TFX, LEA, DAR, and EMN.
  • ALB's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Albemarle Corp's official web site, go to

ALB Valuation Summary

In comparison to the median Basic Materials stock, ALB's price/sales ratio is 119.23% higher, now standing at 5.7.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ALB 2020-04-20 1.8 1.6 12.0 13.0
ALB 2015-10-01 1.7 1.6 33.9 34.4
ALB 2014-04-25 2.0 3.3 13.6 10.6
ALB 2010-10-20 2.0 3.7 17.0 15.0
ALB 2010-09-03 1.8 3.3 15.2 13.6
ALB 2002-05-20 1.4 2.6 21.2 16.1

ALB Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of ALB, see our ALB price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $162.13 Average Broker Recommendation 1.79 (Moderate Buy)

ALB Stock Price Chart Interactive Chart >

Price chart for ALB

ALB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $170.18 52-week high $188.35
Prev. close $167.78 52-week low $72.39
Day low $167.56 Volume 680,900
Day high $170.39 Avg. volume 1,493,559
50-day MA $160.42 Dividend yield 0.92%
200-day MA $138.65 Market Cap 19.86B

Albemarle Corporation (ALB) Company Bio

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures and markets technologically advanced and high value added products, including lithium and lithium compounds, bromine and bromine derivatives, catalysts and surface treatment chemistries used in a wide range of applications including consumer electronics, flame retardants, metal processing, plastics, contemporary and alternative transportation vehicles, refining, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction and custom chemistry services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

ALB Latest News Stream

Event/Time News Detail
Loading, please wait...

ALB Latest Social Stream

Loading social stream, please wait...

View Full ALB Social Stream

Latest ALB News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Albemarle Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate ALB as an investment opportunity.

Growth Prospects of Bromine Market: Business Outlook 2021-2026 by ICL, Albemarle, Lanxess, Jordan Bromine Company (JBC), Tosoh, Perekop Bromine, and more | Affluence

Global Bromine Market Report 2021 comes with the exclusive industry analysis of development components, patterns, flows, and sizes. The report also calculates present and past market values to forecast potential market management through the forecast period between 2021-2026. This research study of Bromine involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. This []

Jumbo News | June 10, 2021

The Big News That Sent This Lithium Stock Tumbling 17.8% in May

May turned out to be the worst month for investors in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM) as the stock slumped 17.8%, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Much to investors' relief, though, the stock reversed course swiftly and is already up 9.8% in June, as of this writing. Lithium stocks took a hit earlier in May when Albemarle (NYSE: ALB) projected only a modest improvement in its 2021 performance and left its full-year guidance unchanged despite 12% growth in its first-quarter sales.

Yahoo | June 10, 2021

Top Lithium Miner to Boost Extraction in Search for Green Growth

(Bloomberg) -- The world’s biggest lithium producer is proceeding with a project to extract more of the battery metal from the brine it pumps up from a Chilean salt flat in a sign of its confidence in the country and global demand.Albemarle Corp. is introducing a way of extracting more of the lithium that’s normally captured in salts, thereby lifting yields to 80-85% from 50-55%, Chief Executive Officer Kent Masters said in an interview.The U.S. firm and its biggest rival SQM are expanding in Ch

Yahoo | June 10, 2021

Albemarle police chief Dulin retires

After two years as Albemarle police chief and 26 in law enforcement, David Dulin announced his retirement Tuesday. I met with the Police Department command staff this morning to advise them of the retirement and how we move forward when a Department Head is no longer in place and what specifically we will be doing [] The post Albemarle police chief Dulin retires appeared first on The Stanly News & Press .

Stanly News & Press | June 9, 2021

Albemarle council approves incentive agreement for new downtown brewery

The Albemarle City Council on Monday night approved a performance incentive agreement for a craft beer startup company that is planning to locate in the former fire station behind City Hall. The brewery, which will most likely be called Uwharrie Brewing Company, is slated to open sometime in the first quarter of 2022, said owner [] The post Albemarle council approves incentive agreement for new downtown brewery appeared first on The Stanly News & Press .

Stanly News & Press | June 9, 2021

Read More 'ALB' Stories Here

ALB Price Returns

1-mo 4.12%
3-mo 9.78%
6-mo 25.94%
1-year 122.63%
3-year 91.51%
5-year 129.94%
YTD 15.92%
2020 105.39%
2019 -3.28%
2018 -38.89%
2017 50.22%
2016 56.18%

ALB Dividends

Ex-Dividend Date Type Payout Amount Change
Loading, please wait...
View Full ALB Dividend History

Continue Researching ALB

Want to see what other sources are saying about Albemarle Corp's financials and stock price? Try the links below:

Albemarle Corp (ALB) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Albemarle Corp (ALB) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Albemarle Corp (ALB) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

Get Free Updates

Join thousands of investors who get the latest news, insights and top rated picks from!

Page generated in 0.8905 seconds.