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How to buy Albemarle stock

Learn how to easily invest in Albemarle stock.

Albemarle is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Albemarle shares (ALB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Albemarle employs 7,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.7 billion.

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Albemarle stock price (NYSE: ALB)

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Albemarle shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-18.
Latest market close$174.44
52-week range$171.15 - $332.08
50-day moving average $203.12
200-day moving average $222.32
Wall St. target price$262.98
PE ratio 5.5274
Dividend yield $1.59 (0.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $33.26

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Is it a good time to buy Albemarle stock?

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Albemarle price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $174.44 from 2023-09-20

1 week (2023-09-15) -5.11%
1 month (2023-08-22) -7.29%
3 months (2023-06-22) -22.81%
6 months (2023-03-22) -19.28%
1 year (2022-09-19) -41.26%
2 years (2021-09-22) -21.87%
3 years (2020-09-22) 84.85%
5 years (2018-09-21) 73.49%

Is Albemarle stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Albemarle stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Albemarle's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Albemarle financials

Revenue TTM $9.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.86%
Gross profit TTM $3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.93%
Return on equity TTM 49.38%
Profit margin 40.55%
Book value $83.65
Market Capitalization $21.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Albemarle share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.72% of net profits

Recently Albemarle has paid out, on average, around 4.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Albemarle shareholders could enjoy a 0.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Albemarle's case, that would currently equate to about $1.59 per share.

While Albemarle's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Albemarle is investing more in its future growth.

Albemarle's most recent dividend payout was on 1 October 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Albemarle's shares ever split?

Albemarle's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 March 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Albemarle shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Albemarle shares which in turn could have impacted Albemarle's share price.

Albemarle share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Albemarle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $171.1453 up to $332.0843. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALB.US volatility(beta: 1.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Albemarle's is 1.5629. This would suggest that Albemarle's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Albemarle overview

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. It operates through three segments: Lithium, Bromine, and Catalysts. The Lithium segment offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride, and lithium specialties and reagents, such as butyllithium and lithium aluminum hydride for use in lithium batteries for consumer electronics and electric vehicles, high performance greases, thermoplastic elastomers for car tires, rubber soles, plastic bottles, catalysts for chemical reactions, organic synthesis processes in the areas of steroid chemistry and vitamins, life sciences, pharmaceutical industry, and other markets. It also provides cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; zirconium, barium, and titanium products for pyrotechnical applications that include airbag initiators; technical services for the handling and use of reactive lithium products; and lithium-containing by-products recycling services. The Bromine segment offers bromine and bromine-based products used in fire safety solutions; specialty chemicals, including elemental bromine, alkyl and inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon, and other bromine fine chemicals for use in chemical synthesis, oil and gas well drilling and completion fluids, mercury control, water purification, beef and poultry processing, and other industrial applications; and other specialty chemicals, such as tertiary amines for surfactants, biocides, disinfectants, and sanitizers. The Catalysts segment provides hydroprocessing, isomerization, and akylation catalysts; fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts and additives; and organometallics and curatives. The company serves the energy storage, petroleum refining, consumer electronics, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, and crop protection markets.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Albemarle is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.233% of Albemarle shares are held by insiders and 89.662% by institutions.
How many people work for Albemarle?
Latest data suggests 7,400 work at Albemarle.
When does the fiscal year end for Albemarle?
Albemarle's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Albemarle based?
Albemarle's address is: 4250 Congress Street, Charlotte, NC, United States, 28209
What is Albemarle's ISIN number?
Albemarle's international securities identification number is: US0126531013
What is Albemarle's CUSIP number?
Albemarle's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 012653101

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