Shares of Albemarle Corp. ALB inched 0.01% higher to $159.59 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.99% to 4,197.05 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.54% to 34,393.98. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Albemarle Corp. closed $28.76 short of its 52-week high ($188.35), which the company achieved on January 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as W.R. Grace & Co. GRA fell 0.06% to $68.38, Avient Corp. AVNT rose 0.93% to $52.10, and BASF SE ADR BASFY rose 1.21% to $20.94. Trading volume (553,406) remained 453,646 below its 50-day average volume of 1.0 M.