Albemarle Corp (ALB)

ALB (NYSE:Chemicals)
$59.33
pos +0.64
+1.10%
Today's Range: 58.54 - 59.51 | ALB Avg Daily Volume: 1,407,900
Last Update: 12/22/14 - 11:40 AM EST
Volume: 272,621
YTD Performance: -7.41%
Open: $58.82
Previous Close: $58.69
52 Week Range: $51.35 - $76.28
Oustanding Shares: 78,253,709
Market Cap: 4,604,448,238
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for ALB
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 6 6 6 5
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 7 7 7 8
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.07 2.07 2.27 2.40
Latest Dividend: 0.28
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.87%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/11/14
Price Earnings Ratio: 12.47
Price Earnings Comparisons:
ALB Sector Avg. S&P 500
12.47 15.50 25.85
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-8.37% -7.03% 22.25%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -4.70 0.11 0.03
Net Income 33.20 0.30 0.09
EPS 33.40 0.39 0.12
Earnings for ALB:
EBITDA 0.72B
Revenue 2.62B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/14) Qtr (03/15) FY (12/14) FY (12/15)
Average Estimate $1.01 $1.05 $4.21 $4.53
Number of Analysts 11 5 13 12
High Estimate $1.06 $1.11 $4.25 $4.65
Low Estimate $0.95 $1.00 $4.14 $4.25
Prior Year $1.08 $0.96 $4.06 $4.21
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -6.23% 9.17% 3.58% 7.78%
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Bullish
Jul 29, 2014 | 6:27 AM EDT
ALB was upgraded from Hold to Buy, Topeka Capital said. $91 price target. Company has several positive near-term catalysts.   ...
The consensus of positives is just too cute.
Bullish
Jan 09, 2014 | 8:07 AM EST
ALB was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said. $71 price target. See improved growth in Catalysts over the c...
Bullish
Oct 21, 2013 | 8:01 AM EDT
ALB numbers were bumped into 2014, Jefferies said. Driven by Catalysts and Fine Chemistry segment with opportunity to flex the balance ...
Bearish
Oct 18, 2013 | 7:50 AM EDT
ALB was downgraded from Buy to Neutral, Sterne Agee said. Estimates also cut, given a slower growth outlook. 
Albemarle looks like a solid low-risk bet with plenty of upside.

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Bearish
Apr 01, 2013 | 8:39 AM EDT
ALB earnings estimates through 2014 were reduced based on cautious margin assumptions and slower sales growth, said Jefferies. Price ta...
Bearish
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:08 AM EST
ALB was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, Citigroup said. $71 price target. Weaker bromine trends. 
Bearish
Jan 24, 2013 | 8:00 AM EST
ALB was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. $70 price target. Company lacks near-term catalysts. 

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