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Axel Capital Management LLC Lifted Its Albemarle Corp (ALB) Stake

December 8, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.02, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 32 investors sold ALB shares while 163 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 90.94 million shares or 3.05% less from 93.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 23,848 shares. Reilly Fincl Ltd Company accumulated 50 shares. 7,453 were reported by Ghp Inv. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). 49,504 were reported by Pioneer Investment Management. Pitcairn reported 4,932 shares stake. Moreover, Kentucky Retirement Sys has 0.06% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 7,100 shares. Robecosam Ag holds 1.38% or 156,800 shares in its portfolio. Marietta Investment Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 1.57% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Chevy Chase Tru reported 0.05% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). 132 were accumulated by Fred Alger Management. Grimes Commerce reported 45,706 shares or 0.54% of all its holdings. Cibc World accumulated 0.02% or 15,642 shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv holds 0.03% or 155,643 shares in its portfolio. Channing Cap Management Ltd Com holds 0.14% or 33,259 shares in its portfolio.

Since June 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $3.24 million activity. $2.16M worth of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) was sold by NARWOLD KAREN G.

Anna Nikolayevsky increased its stake in Albemarle Corp (ALB) by 179.84% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Axel Capital Management Llc bought 79,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 20.02% with the market. The hedge fund run by Anna Nikolayevsky held 122,928 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $12.97M, up from 43,928 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Axel Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Albemarle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.26B market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $129.08. About 979,493 shares traded. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has risen 45.60% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.90% the S&P500.

More important recent Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Albemarle: Mining For Growth” on November 09, 2017, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “AlkyClean® Technology Wins Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Award”, Nasdaq.com published: “Albemarle (ALB) Shares Up 48% YTD: What’s Driving the Stock?” on December 07, 2017. More interesting news about Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Albemarle Will Be Unaffected By Tesla’s Potential Problems” with publication date: November 08, 2017.

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Albemarle Corporation had 59 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by UBS. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) rating on Thursday, August 20. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $62 target. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, September 25 report. The company was maintained on Monday, June 12 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, May 12, the company rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 11 by UBS. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 22. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

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