Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.11% inched 0.47% higher to $216.49 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.08% to 4,354.19 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.15% to 33,919.84. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Albemarle Corp. closed $36.61 short of its 52-week high ($253.10), which the company achieved on September 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% rose 0.03% to $69.99, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +3.04% fell 1.11% to $44.54, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -0.27% rose 1.10% to $18.33. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 352,430 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.