Shares of Albemarle Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200578017/composite ALB -1.11% shed 1.27% to $238.78 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.34% to 4,520.03 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.76% to 35,100.00. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Albemarle Corp. closed $9.93 below its 52-week high ($248.71), which the company achieved on September 2nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as W.R. Grace & Co. /zigman2/quotes/202061502/composite GRA +0.03% fell 0.03% to $69.64, Avient Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205494819/composite AVNT +3.04% fell 2.44% to $48.46, and BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/delayed BASFY -0.27% remained unchanged. Trading volume (984,758) remained 260,650 below its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.