Albemarle Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (ALB)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Albemarle (NYSE: ALB) is tomorrow, September 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $56.67 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Albemarle has been 832,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Albemarle has a market cap of $5.09 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Albemarle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Albemarle Ratings Report.

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