Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.11% inched 0.21% higher to $239.28 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.13% to 4,514.07 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.20% to 35,031.07. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Albemarle Corp. closed $9.43 short of its 52-week high ($248.71), which the company achieved on September 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% fell 0.01% to $69.63, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +3.04% fell 2.25% to $47.37, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -0.27% fell 0.21% to $19.22. Trading volume (1.2 M) remained 69,507 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.