Why Are ALB Shares Falling Today?

This afternoon we watched Albemarle drop -1.0% to a price of $188.84 per share. The large-cap Chemicals company is now trading -28.57% below its average target price of $264.36. Analysts have set target prices ranging from $155.0 to $360.0 per share for Albemarle, and have given the stock an average rating of buy.

Albemarle has an average level of shares sold short, at 5.7% of its total share float. The stock's short ratio (also called days to cover) is 3.43. The company's insiders own 0.23% of its outstanding shares, which indicates a strong alignment between management and shareholder interests.

Institutional investors own 89.7% of Albemarle's shares, which indicates they have a high level of confidence in the company.

Institutions Invested in Albemarle

Date Reported Holder Percentage Shares Value
2023-06-30 Vanguard Group Inc 12% 14,039,343 $2,651,189,480
2023-06-30 Blackrock Inc. 9% 10,157,015 $1,918,050,675
2023-06-30 State Street Corporation 4% 5,242,800 $990,050,332
2023-06-30 Bank of America Corporation 4% 5,117,596 $966,406,809
2023-06-30 Capital Research Global Investors 3% 3,381,656 $638,591,906
2023-06-30 Franklin Resources, Inc. 3% 3,135,732 $592,151,619
2023-06-30 Baillie Gifford and Company 2% 2,494,230 $471,010,384
2023-06-30 Geode Capital Management, LLC 2% 2,481,901 $468,682,175
2023-06-30 Capital International Investors 2% 2,267,914 $428,272,871
2023-06-30 Primecap Management Company 2% 2,099,025 $396,379,873
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