Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.20% slid 1.25% to $190.35 Friday, 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 +0.15% rising 1.01% to 4,411.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.10% rising 0.68% to 35,061.55. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. Albemarle Corp. closed $7.98 below its 52-week high ($198.33), which the company reached on July 21st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% rose 0.04% to $69.65, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT -0.60% rose 1.68% to $47.95, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/composite BASFY -0.48% rose 0.92% to $19.71. Trading volume (904,738) remained 82,795 below its 50-day average volume of 987,533.