Leavell Investment Management Inc. Has $6.15 Million Holdings in Albemarle Co. (ALB)

The Blair William & Company holds 4,483 shares with $611,000 value, up from 2,038 last quarter. The stock has a market cap of $14,840.00, a P/E ratio of 48.37, a PEG ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.69. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $133.76 and 455348 shares have traded hands in the session. About 367,561 shares traded. It has outperformed by 28.90% the S&P500. (ALB) by 13.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 6 by Goldman Sachs. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Holdings Company sold 2,400 shares as Albemarle Corp (ALB)'s stock rose 20.02%. Kingdom Ridge Capital Llc who had been investing in Immersion Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $206.81M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $70.15. About 188,000 shares traded. (CLD) has risen 86.63% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 62.29% the S&P500.

Tide Point Capital Management Lp increased Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (NYSE:SQM) stake by 251,917 shares to 1.11M valued at $61.53M in 2017Q3. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Communications owns 1,021 shares for 0% of their portfolio. MIZELL STEVEN had sold 8,100 shares worth $966,720 on Tuesday, January 9. The insider Moret Blake D. sold $293,016. DEVITRE DINYAR S had sold 32,000 shares worth $1.96M. Fil Limited has invested 0.18% in Altria Group, Inc. Its up 0.43, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 42 investors sold ROK shares while 210 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes.

Motco, which manages about $976.26M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 34,424 shares to 4,982 shares, valued at $443,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Wasatch Advisors Inc, a Utah-based fund reported 2.33 million shares. Westpac Bk Corporation has 0.02% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Barclays Public Ltd Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) for 773 shares. Commonwealth Equity Services invested in 0.49% or 1.30 million shares. Stifel Financial accumulated 0% or 7,456 shares. Eqis reported 6,407 shares. Cobblestone Ltd Ny stated it has 2,129 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q3 2017. 170,203 are owned by Td Asset Management Incorporated. Smith Asset Gp Limited Partnership invested in 0.58% or 97,740 shares. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 50% are positive. Monsanto Company had 60 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $149.0 target.

With the stock market trading at current levels, investors may be tossing around ideas about how to trade the next few quarters. They issued a "buy" rating and a $150.00 price target on the stock. As per Thursday, June 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Friday, August 18. (NYSE:CLD) to report earnings on February, 21. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, November 9 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, September 15 by CLSA.

Boston Private Wealth LLC Cuts Position in Vodafone Group PLC (VOD)
Causeway Capital Management Llc decreased Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) stake by 126,681 shares to 3.63M valued at $899.78M in 2017Q3. After $3.62 actual EPS reported by Baidu, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -54.14% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a "buy" rating and set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Albemarle Corp.in a research report on Friday, January 6th. Robert W. Baird maintained Autoliv, Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Mai Mgmt holds 0.01% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) or 1,647 shares. Strategic Financial has invested 0.39% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ALB in report on Friday, March 17 with "Outperform" rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 53 investors sold ALB shares while 158 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes. The Massachusetts-based Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc has invested 1.53% in the stock. Argent Trust Company holds 0.08% or 1,578 shares in its portfolio.

Shares of Albemarle Co. Glenmede Na reported 0% stake. 131 are owned by Commonwealth Natl Bank Of Australia. The New York-based Encompass Capital Advisors Llc has invested 0.2% in the stock. First Eagle Investment Management Limited Liability Corp holds 557,515 shares. Northern Trust holds 384,240 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Agf Invests has 703,079 shares for 1.05% of their portfolio. 63,804 were accumulated by Rand Wealth Limited Liability Co. Strs Ohio reported 22,900 shares. The company has a current ratio of 2.11, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. On Thursday, August 24 Juneau Matthew sold $624,811 worth of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) or 5,397 shares. Swarthmore Gp Inc has 4,250 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at https://weekherald.com/2018/01/11/leavell-investment-management-inc-has-6-15-million-holdings-in-albemarle-co-alb.html.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on ALB shares. They expect $-0.02 EPS, down 105.13% or $0.41 from last year's $0.39 per share. After $0.03 actual EPS reported by Cloud Peak Energy Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -166.67% negative EPS growth.


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