Overall market sentiment has been down on Albemarle Corporation (ALB) stock lately. ALB receives a Bearish rating from InvestorsObserver's Stock Sentiment Indicator.
What is Stock Sentiment?
When making investment decisions, sentiment gives a good overview of what stocks investors currently favor. Sentiment incorporates short-term technical analysis into its score and does not encompass any fundamental analysis such as profitability of the company. This means that earnings updates and other news can greatly impact overall sentiment.
Changes in price are generally the best indicator of sentiment for a particular stock. At its core, a stock's trend indicates whether current market sentiment is bullish or bearish. Investors must be bullish if a stock is trending upward, and are bearish if a stock is moving down.
InvestorsObserver's Sentiment Indicator factors in both price changes and variations in volume. An increase in volume usually means a current trend is stengthening, while a drop in volume tends to signal a reversal to the ongoing trend.
Our system also uses the options market in order to receive additional signals on current sentiments. We take into account the ratio of calls and puts for a stock since options allow an investor to bet on future changes in price.
What's Happening With ALB Stock Today?
Albemarle Corporation (ALB) stock is trading at $162.48 as of 1:47 PM on Monday, Jun 21, an increase of $4.55, or 2.88% from the previous closing price of $157.93. The stock has traded between $159.45 and $162.51 so far today. Volume today is low. So far 527,712 shares have traded compared to average volume of 890,170 shares.
More About Albemarle Corporation
Albemarle is the world's largest lithium producer. Our outlook for robust lithium demand is predicated upon increased demand for electric vehicle batteries. Albemarle produces lithium from its salt brine deposits in Chile and the U.S. and its hard rock joint venture mines in Australia. Albemarle is also a global leader in the production of bromine, used in flame retardants. The company is also a major producer of oil refining catalysts.