Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13.03 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Albemarle Corporation is 118.75 (with a change from open of 0.32%), this in conjunction with a target price of 119.65. Volume today has so far reached 43365, with an average volume of about 1101.96. The GAP for this stock, is 0.59%.
The P/E ratio is 47.22, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.36. The current EPS for Albemarle Corporation, is 2.49, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 43.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 36.71%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Albemarle Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 15.50% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.08%. Quarter over quarter is -75.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -1.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.40%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 88.80%. Shares outstanding is 110.72, while shares float is at a value of 110.36. Float short for Albemarle Corporation is 3.67% and the short ratio is 3.67.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.38, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.47. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 1.5. The most recent gross margin is 35.90% and their operating margin is 16.60%. The profit margin is 17.00%.
Albemarle Corporation has seen returns on assets of 5.50%, and on investment, 7.80%. Return on equity is 13.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.2. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.75, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.62 and Price/cash is 10.39, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 41.56.
The simple moving averages are 9.77% and 22.15% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.21% and the 52 week low is 58.10%.
Albemarle Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.09%, with a current price of 118.75. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 29.40%. This is in an industry, Specialty Chemicals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Albemarle Corporation is based in USA.
Performance in the Specialty Chemicals industry means that Albemarle Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 8.91%, with performance for the month coming to 4.46%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 13.02%, and for the half year the performance is 37.56%. Volatility for this week is 2.25% and for the month this is 2.20%.
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