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240.04 million shares or 1.88% less from 244.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Grandfield & Dodd Llc who had been investing in Albemarle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.06 billion market cap company.

Company shares last traded at $136.31 a great deal higher than $117.92, the 50 day moving average and which is significantly above the 200 day moving average of $111.37. Coach Inc (NYSE:COH) has risen 18.95% since September 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.14% the S&P500.

Meritech Capital Associates Iii Llc decreased its stake in Tableau Software Inc. (COH) stake by 2289.84% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Rampart Inv Management Company Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% or 1,324 shares in its portfolio. Albemarle Corp Com now has $15.06B valuation. Days to cover decreased from 8.0 to 6.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.07% as of September 15. 2,988 shares were sold by Cohen Andre, worth $137,627 on Tuesday, May 23. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has risen 45.60% since September 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.01% the S&P500.

Since June 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $3.24 million activity. Equities research analysts expect that Albemarle Corporation will post $4.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

More notable recent Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) news were published by: which released: "Albemarle Corporation to attend UBS Global Chemicals & Paper and Packaging ..." on August 31, 2017, also with their article: "Albemarle asks to increase lithium production limit in Chile" published on September 18, 2017, published: "Best Stocks for 2017: Albemarle Corporation (ALB) Keeps Firing on All Cylinders" on September 26, 2017. Therefore 61% are positive. Albemarle Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.41%. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Albemarle Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 17 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Neutral" on Thursday, August 4. Jefferies maintained the shares of ALB in report on Friday, June 16 with "Buy" rating. On September 25 the company was changed to "Neutral" according to a Baird report down from the previous "Neutral" rating. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 2 by Citigroup. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, February 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Narwold now owns $2,912,664 of stock as reported to the SEC. The Cushing Asset Management Lp holds 1.62 million shares with $80.16 million value, down from 1.81M last quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 32 investors sold ALB shares while 163 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes.

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) traded up 3.02% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $136.31. Parametric Assocs Ltd Liability Co holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 169,415 shares.

ALB has been the topic of several research reports. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership reported 11,199 shares. Capital Corporation Va accumulated 2.59% or 82,284 shares. Finally, Benedict Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Albemarle Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. Deutsche Bank maintained Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) rating on Thursday, August 20. 1,273 were accumulated by Advisory Svcs Ntwk. Moreover, Fdx has 0.05% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 15,124 shares. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 64,429 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock valued at $6,806,000 after acquiring an additional 3,269 shares in the last quarter. Quantbot Lp invested 0.2% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB).

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB)'s stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, September 20th. Therefore 44% are positive. Tableau Software had 110 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jones Fincl Cos Lllp accumulated 34,784 shares or 0% of the stock. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 1 with "Outperform". The company was initiated on Wednesday, August 16 by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Rosenblatt. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated Coach Inc (NYSE:COH) on Tuesday, May 17 with "Hold" rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 5 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q2 2017. Shares for $1.08M were sold by Maine Douglas L. 13 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. Moreover, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has 0.02% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Fifth Third Bancorp holds 20 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Geode Cap Ltd Liability Corporation reported 456,620 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Minnesota-based Sit Investment Associates Inc has invested 0.08% in the stock. Ftb has 0% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Cbre Clarion Lc has 95,257 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Hsbc Hldgs Pcl stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Tableau Software Inc (NYSE:DATA). Boys Arnold holds 0.03% or 2,080 shares in its portfolio. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 360 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $41,677.20. Da Davidson & holds 9,685 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ubs Oconnor Limited Liability Corp owns 155,483 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio.

Among 37 analysts covering Coach Inc. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.02.

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