Shares of Albemarle Corp. (NYS:ALB) sank 0.80% to $170.65 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.75% to 4,352.34 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.44% to 34,786.35. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Albemarle Corp. closed $17.70 below 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 Friday, as W.R. Grace & Co. (NYS:GRA) rose 0.09% to $69.35, Avient Corp. (NYS:AVNT) fell 1.40% to $48.56, and BASF SE ADR (OTC:BASFY) fell 0.20% to $19.94. Trading volume (501,063) remained 447,942 below its 50-day average volume of 949,005.