Shares of Albemarle Corp. (NYS:ALB) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 1.01% to 4,411.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:GRA) rose 0.04% to $69.65, Avient Corp. (NYS:AVNT) rose 1.68% to $47.95, and BASF SE ADR (OTC:BASFY) rose 0.92% to $19.71. Trading volume (904,738) remained 82,795 below its 50-day average volume of 987,533.