ALB Jun 2019 125.000 call

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
0.0400
0.0000 (0.00%)
As of 11:14AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close 0.0400
Open 0.0400
Bid 0.0000
Ask 0.0500
Strike 125.00
Expire Date 2019-06-21
Day's Range 0.0400 - 0.0400
Contract Range N/A
Volume 5
Open Interest 52
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  • Reuters 6 days ago

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  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents 27 days ago

    Edited Transcript of ALB earnings conference call or presentation 9-May-19 1:00pm GMT

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Chemical Stocks to Buy: Albemarle (ALB)Source: fdecomite via Flickr (Modified)The case for Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) is pretty simple. The world's biggest lithium producer presents a derivative play on the growth of electric vehicles like those produced by Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), as Larry Ramer argued earlier this year. Lithium is a key input for EV batteries, and Albemarle should benefit from increasing demand going forward.That case actually has been a negative so far in the past year. ALB stock is down by a third over the last 52 weeks. Analysts have expressed some concerns about potential oversupply, and rival Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) has said it will take Albemarle's No. 1 market share position within four years.Still, the selloff appears overdone. Like DWDP, analysts see big upside at ALB, with the consensus target implying nearly 50% gains. ALB's lithium business is growing in the near term, and it should have years of similar growth ahead, even if SQM does take share. * 6 Chinese Stocks That Could Pop On a Trade Deal Also consider that a forward price-to-earnings ratio of ten suggests its valuation is reasonable at worst, and so does an aggressive $500 million share repurchase program implemented last year. With TSLA stock struggling, Albemarle looks like a more reasonable, and potentially more attractive, play on the growth of electric vehicles, making it an attractive stock to buy. Chemical Stocks to Buy: W.R. Grace (GRA)Source: Shutterstock W.R. Grace (NYSE:GRA) has basically stalled out for the past few years. The company's spin-off and combination with Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) hasn't helped the stock. Nor has solid growth, and a steady drumbeat of strong earnings reports (Grace has beat consensus on the top- and bottom-lines for seven straight quarters).At this point, though, that's not necessarily a bad thing. 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