Shares of Albemarle Corp. (NYS:ALB) slid 1.40% to $184.86 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 0.35% to 4,369.21 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.31% to 34,888.79. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Albemarle Corp. closed $7.91 below its 52-week high ($192.77), which the company reached on July 12th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as W.R. Grace & Co. (NYS:GRA) fell 0.12% to $69.41, Avient Corp. (NYS:AVNT) fell 1.55% to $47.49, and BASF SE ADR (OTC:BASFY) fell 0.60% to $19.98. Trading volume (1.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 940,438.