Shares of Albemarle Corp. (NYS:ALB) slid 1.22% to $168.56 Tuesday, 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 0.20% to 4,343.54 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.60% to 34,577.37. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Albemarle Corp. closed $19.79 below its 52-week high ($188.35), which the company reached on January 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as W.R. Grace & Co. (NYS:GRA) remained unchanged, Avient Corp. (NYS:AVNT) fell 3.91% to $46.66, and BASF SE ADR (OTC:BASFY) fell 1.76% to $19.59. Trading volume (662,240) remained 236,857 below its 50-day average volume of 899,097.