Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.11% dropped 0.92% to $241.17 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.77% to 4,458.58 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.78% to 34,607.72. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Albemarle Corp. closed $7.54 short of its 52-week high ($248.71), which the company achieved on September 2nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% remained unchanged, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +3.04% fell 1.15% to $47.28, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -0.27% fell 0.21% to $19.01. Trading volume (1.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.