Albemarle (ALB) Price Target Raised to $110.00 at SunTrust Banks

Harvey Capital Management Inc bought 26,280 shares as the company's stock rose 20.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 402,357 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.73M, up from 372,646 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company had a trading volume of 2,073,316 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,713,059. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Dsc Advisors Lp increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 44.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Picton Mahoney Asset Management sold 8,050 shares as the company's stock rose 20.02% with the market. Strs Ohio now owns 9,374 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock valued at $1,277,000 after purchasing an additional 390 shares in the last quarter. Albemarle has a 52-week low of $90.49 and a 52-week high of $144.99. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $94.6. About 2.10 million shares traded. Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has risen 14.04% since March 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.90% the S&P500. Catalyst Cap Advisors Limited owns 19,550 shares or 0.06% of their United States portfolio. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Albemarle by 113.6% in the third quarter. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) has "Mkt Outperform" rating given on Friday, December 18 by JMP Securities. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Mkt Perform" rating in Wednesday, August 5 report. Susquehanna has "Positive" rating and $85 target. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Neutral" on Monday, September 25. Citigroup maintained j2 Global, Inc. Deutsche Bank lowered Albemarle from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform" on Wednesday, November 4.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 38 selling transactions for $1.05 billion activity. Acropolis Invest Management Llc holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 24,404 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 29 investors sold JCOM shares while 74 reduced holdings. Millennium Limited invested in 0% or 39,231 shares. Eulav Asset Mngmt owns 64,200 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. 176,000 are owned by Hbk Limited Partnership. 130,050 were reported by Int Group Inc. Cannell Peter B And holds 3.22% or 1.25M shares in its portfolio. Pacad invested in 0.09% or 5,400 shares. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 1.99% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) for 81,600 shares. Benedict Fincl Advisors reported 6,845 shares. 16,000 shares were sold by Cox Christopher K, worth $2.77 million on Monday, October 9. (NASDAQ:JCOM). Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 0.01% stake. Another trade for 5,587 shares valued at $1.05M was sold by FISCHER DAVID B.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 53 investors sold ALB shares while 158 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. Pictet North America Advsr holds 0.1% or 4,751 shares. Brinker Capital stated it has 5,640 shares. Weiss Multi accumulated 40,446 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Paloma Partners Mgmt invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG).

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ALB has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Colorado-based Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.02% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas owns 320,082 shares. Enterprise Svcs has invested 0.6% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bahl & Gaynor Inc stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Jennison Assocs Ltd Llc reported 7.80 million shares stake. Shamrock Asset Ltd Liability Corp invested in 127 shares.

Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. They expect $1.40 earnings per share, up 34.62% or $0.36 from last year's $1.04 per share. ALB's profit will be $131.65 million for 20.67 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. The hedge fund held 17,995 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.34M, up from 12,496 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Company reported 401 shares. Golden Gate Private Equity Inc. raised its stake in Albemarle by 1.5% in the third quarter.

Among 23 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, January 2. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 21. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, March 6 by Seaport Global. Nomura maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, March 1 report.

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