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Mizuho Securities Sticks to Its Hold Rating for Albemarle (ALB)

Mizuho Securities analyst Chris Parkinson maintained a Hold rating on Albemarle (ALBResearch Report) on May 4 and set a price target of $243.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $236.50.

According to TipRanks.com, Parkinson is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 10.2% and a 63.3% success rate. Parkinson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Air Products and Chemicals, Sherwin-Williams Company, and Axalta Coating Systems.

Albemarle has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $250.15.

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Albemarle’s market cap is currently $25.23B and has a P/E ratio of 201.56.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 40 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of ALB in relation to earlier this year.

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Albemarle Corp. is a specialty company, which engages in developing, manufacturing, and marketing of chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging, construction, transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop production, food-safety, and custom chemistry services. It operates through the following segments: Lithium, Bromine Specialties, and Catalysts. The Lithium segment engages in developing and manufacture of basic lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride, and value-added lithium specialties and reagents. The Bromine Specialties segment consists of bromine and bromine-based business includes products used in fire safety solutions and other specialty chemicals applications. The Catalysts segment contain two product lines: clean fuels technologies, which is primarily composed of hydro processing catalysts, and heavy oil upgrading that comprises of fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts and additives. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

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