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July 16, 2021, 4:35 p.m. EDT

Albemarle Corp. stock falls Friday, underperforms market

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Shares of Albemarle Corp. (NYS:ALB) slipped 2.78% to $180.66 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.75% to 4,327.16 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.86% to 34,687.85. Albemarle Corp. closed $12.11 below its 52-week high ($192.77), which the company reached on July 12th.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as W.R. Grace & Co. (NYS:GRA) rose 0.06% to $69.52, Avient Corp. (NYS:AVNT) fell 2.71% to $46.26, and BASF SE ADR (OTC:BASFY) fell 1.23% to $19.66. Trading volume (974,134) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 962,677.

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