Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.13% slid 1.20% to $226.40 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 -0.11% rising 0.15% to 4,455.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% rising 0.10% to 34,798.00. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. Albemarle Corp. closed $26.70 short of its 52-week high ($253.10), which the company reached on September 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% rose 0.03% to $69.99, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +1.73% fell 0.60% to $46.67, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -0.29% fell 0.48% to $18.75. Trading volume (626,818) remained 719,610 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.