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How has Albemarle Corporation performed recently?

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 11721.78. It is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 27.01, a forward P/E of 21.87 and EPS of 3.92. At a stock price of 105.84 (0.07%) it has a dividend yield of 1.21%.

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EPS growth for the last five years have been -1.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by 43.80%. The next year growth is going to be about 15.76% and more long-term 9.08% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -74.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -1.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -3.60%.

For performance, Albemarle Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 0.22%. For the last month performance for Albemarle Corporation is -0.22%. While the last quarter is 14.65% and half year, 31.09%. Finally for the year, performance is 64.30%.

The 52-week high for Albemarle Corporation, is at -1.60%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 66.44%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.77% and 19.61% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.59%, and for the month it is 1.65%. Albemarle Corporation, has a target price of 112.18.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.56, and for total debt/equity Albemarle Corporation has 0.62. The gross margin is 36.30%, while operating margin is 21.50%, the profit margin is 24.00%. The current ratio is 2.9 and the quick ratio is 2.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 91.60%. Albemarle Corporation has a payout ratio of 21.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 110.75. The shares float is 110.36, with the float short at 4.12%, with short ratio coming to 4.49.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Albemarle Corporation, get 7.10%, with its returns on investment at 7.80%. Return on equity is 18.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 112.18, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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