Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB +3.43% inched 0.14% higher to $236.98 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.47% rising 0.43% to 4,528.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.18% falling 0.16% to 35,399.84. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Albemarle Corp. closed $5.09 below its 52-week high ($242.07), which the company achieved on August 11th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% rose 0.13% to $69.64, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +4.28% fell 0.59% to $52.18, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/composite BASFY +0.55% rose 0.46% to $19.66. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 138,108 below its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.