Goldman Sachs Finally Downgrades Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB)

ValuEngine downgraded shares of Albemarle from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. The Lone Pine Capital Llc holds 1.16M shares with $122.26 million value, down from 1.97 million last quarter. Boston Properties Inc now has $21.88B valuation. (NYSE ALB) traded down $1.36 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $127.99. About 119,854 shares traded. About 19,154 shares traded. It has underperformed by 13.33% the S&P500. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. Therefore 50% are positive. Suntrust Robinson maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $134 target in Thursday, May 12 report. The company was maintained on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 23 with "Outperform". They issued a "buy" rating and a $150.00 price objective on the stock. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.45 in Q2 2017. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.01. 49 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes.

TD Asset Management Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Albemarle Co. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Sawgrass Asset Ltd reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership invested in 35,352 shares. Strs Ohio has 8,984 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 817,035 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock worth $86,230,000 after purchasing an additional 735,956 shares during the period. Geode Capital Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. Ameriprise Finance invested in 875,680 shares. Cap has 792,493 shares. Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 0.03% or 90,660 shares in its portfolio. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd holds 2,997 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. The total amount of shares outstanding is 110.48 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 14.08 billion. The firm distributes equipment, including residential central air conditioners; gas, electric, and oil furnaces; commercial air conditioning and heating equipment and systems; and other specialized equipment. Albemarle's dividend payout ratio is now 45.71%. It also distributes various parts comprising replacement compressors, evaporator coils, motors, and other component parts; and supplies, such as thermostats, insulation material, refrigerants, ductwork, grills, registers, sheet metal, tools, copper tubing, concrete pads, tapes, adhesives, and other ancillary supplies.

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Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. Its sales stood at -1.40% a year on average in the period of last five years. After $1.08 actual EPS reported by Albemarle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.26% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.02, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 3.97 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 19.02 and sector's optimum level is 11.20. Finally, Smithfield Trust Co. raised its stake in shares of Albemarle by 16.1% during the second quarter. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has risen 45.60% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. Susquehanna International Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Commonwealth Equity Services Incorporated owns 16,323 shares. Rhumbline Advisers acquired 4,878 shares as Albemarle Corp Com (ALB)'s stock rose 20.02%. Franklin Resources Incorporated, California-based fund reported 8.27M shares. Moreover, Renaissance Tech Lc has 0% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 32,008 shares. Hsbc Pcl invested in 5,317 shares or 0% of the stock. The Manitoba - Canada-based Ig Invest Mgmt has invested 0.04% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Grp One Trading L P stated it has 0.03% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 0% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 4,240 shares.

Since June 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $3.24 million activity. Shares for $1.08 million were sold by Maine Douglas L. The insider Maine Douglas L sold $1.08 million.

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Luminus Management Llc decreased Albemarle Corp (ALB) stake by 17.12% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. It also upped Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) stake by 43,620 shares and now owns 2.36M shares. Snap Inc was raised too.

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