Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -0.43% advanced 1.52% to $233.98 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.30% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Albemarle Corp. closed $19.12 below its 52-week high ($253.10), which the company reached on September 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% rose 0.04% to $69.95, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +0.46% rose 1.62% to $47.75, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -1.33% fell 0.47% to $19.20. Trading volume (1.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.