Albemarle Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 281.57  15.87  5.97%   

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your typical level of risk aversion, our recommendation regarding Albemarle Corp is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Albemarle Corp buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding ALB positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Albemarle Corp's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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For the selected time horizon Albemarle Corp has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.1646, Jensen Alpha of 0.2917, Total Risk Alpha of 0.2217, Sortino Ratio of 0.1088 and Treynor Ratio of 0.245
Macroaxis provides advice on Albemarle Corp to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Albemarle Corp. Our investment recommendation engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Albemarle Corp is not overpriced, please confirm all Albemarle Corp fundamentals, including its shares owned by insiders, price to book, and the relationship between the current valuation and number of shares shorted . Given that Albemarle Corp has a price to earning of 150.89 X, we suggest you to validate Albemarle Corp market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Albemarle Corp Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Albemarle Corp has very high historical volatility over the last 90 days
Over 85.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
On 1st of July 2022 Albemarle Corp paid $ 0.395 per share dividend to its current shareholders
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Albemarle Corp current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Albemarle analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Albemarle analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price275.50
Target Median Price284.50
Target High Price368.00
Recommendation Mean2.30
Number Of Analyst Opinions20
Target Low Price135.00
Average Consensus Hold
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Albemarle Corp Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Albemarle Corp's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Albemarle Corp's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Albemarle Corp stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Albemarle Corp price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Albemarle Corp returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Albemarle Corp stock.
Mean Return0.42Value At Risk-5.06
Potential Upside5.98Standard Deviation3.33
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Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Albemarle Corp historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Albemarle Corp Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(317.7 M)(699.99 M)(841.44 M)(850.48 M)(953.67 M)(978.76 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion196.93 M200.7 M213.48 M231.98 M254 M238.42 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(1.13 B)(581.98 M)57.79 M133.61 M(307.45 M)(315.54 M)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(36.26 M)402.17 M(820 M)(11.57 M)289.79 M312.67 M
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(241.76 M)(496.37 M)4.81 M40.44 M1.47 B1.59 B
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(612.46 M)(113.57 M)1.3 B339.8 M(1.11 B)(1.14 B)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(140.56 M)(144.6 M)(152.2 M)(161.82 M)(177.85 M)(191.89 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(1.09 B)(786.53 M)1.04 B177.26 M50.21 M54.18 M
Net Cash Flow from Investing(357.8 M)(303.69 M)(1.66 B)(863.57 M)(666.59 M)(684.13 M)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals(3.84 M)(5.87 M)(2.19 M)(1.52 M)(2.71 M)(2.79 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations303.98 M546.16 M719.37 M798.91 M344.26 M481.75 M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash8.24 M(37.93 M)(40.65 M)21.01 M(35.33 M)(36.26 M)
Share Based Compensation19.4 M15.23 M19.68 M22.84 M20.12 M20.92 M

Albemarle Corp Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Albemarle Corp or Basic Materials sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Albemarle Corp stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Albemarle stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
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Beta against DOW1.68
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.10

Albemarle Corp Volatility Alert

Albemarle Corp shows above-average downside volatility for the selected time horizon. We advise investors to inspect Albemarle Corp further and ensure that all market timing and asset allocation strategies are consistent with the estimation of Albemarle Corp future alpha. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Albemarle Corp's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Albemarle Corp's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Albemarle Corp Implied Volatility

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Albemarle Corp Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Albemarle Corp's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Albemarle Corp's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Albemarle Corp and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Albemarle Corp or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Albemarle Corp's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Albemarle Corp by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsAlbemarle CorpPeer Average
Return On Equity6.07 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset4.37 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin7.76 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin28.06 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation31 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding116.98 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.18 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions84.90 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted2.16 M4.71 M
Price to Earning150.89 X28.72 X
Price to Book5.78 X9.51 X
Price to Sales9.08 X11.42 X
Revenue3.63 B9.43 B
Gross Profit1.01 B27.38 B
EBITDA1.02 B3.9 B
Net Income281.38 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents463.32 M2.7 B
Cash per Share3.96 X5.01 X
Total Debt2.64 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.44 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.11 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share48.68 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations392.48 M971.22 M
Short Ratio1.56 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share1.87 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.25 X4.89 X
Number of Employees6 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization32.94 B19.03 B
Total Asset9.62 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings2.62 B9.33 B
Working Capital214.32 M1.48 B
Current Asset1.83 B9.34 B
   Acquisition by Ralf Cramer of 731 shares of Albemarle Corp subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables680.2 M592.8 M587.35 M532.53 M
Inventories768.98 M750.24 M812.92 M660.4 M

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Is Albemarle Corp's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Albemarle Corp. If investors know Albemarle will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Albemarle Corp listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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The market value of Albemarle Corp is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Albemarle that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Albemarle Corp's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Albemarle Corp's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Albemarle Corp's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Albemarle Corp's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Albemarle Corp's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Albemarle Corp value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Albemarle Corp's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.