Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.11% rallied 2.63% to $229.15 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 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Albemarle Corp. closed $23.95 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 Thursday, 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% rose 3.16% to $46.95, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -0.27% rose 0.80% to $18.84. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 302,041 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.