ALB - Albemarle Corporation

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Previous Close75.75
Open76.00
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range75.34 - 79.04
52 Week Range48.89 - 99.40
Volume1,071,975
Avg. Volume1,297,855
Market Cap8.388B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.46
PE Ratio (TTM)16.54
EPS (TTM)4.77
Earnings DateAug 05, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield1.54 (2.03%)
Ex-Dividend DateJun 11, 2020
1y Target Est71.06
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