Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.11% rose 2.02% to $244.03 Thursday, 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 +0.75% rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Albemarle Corp. closed $0.40 below its 52-week high ($244.43), which the company reached on August 30th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% rose 0.03% to $69.66, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +3.04% fell 0.71% to $50.13, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -0.27% rose 0.73% to $19.27. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 163,924 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.