SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP)’s Insider Phillip Hardesty Picked up 2,500 Shares; Albemarle (ALB)’s Sentiment Is 1.01

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Albemarle Corp (ALB) investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 226 investment professionals increased and started new equity positions, while 224 reduced and sold stakes in Albemarle Corp. The investment professionals in our database now have: 92.86 million shares, down from 95.18 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Albemarle Corp in top ten equity positions decreased from 11 to 6 for a decrease of 5. Sold All: 42 Reduced: 182 Increased: 144 New Position: 82.

The stock increased 1.02% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $101.75. About 1.93M shares traded. Albemarle Corporation (ALB) has declined 10.68% since May 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.23% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Albemarle’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Albemarle, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $114.0 while the high is $118.0. The stock’s average target of $116 is 14.00% above today’s ($101.75) share price. ALB was included in 2 notes of analysts from January 17, 2017. The company was initiated on Thursday, February 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 17.

Global X Management Co Llc holds 4.4% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation for 1.51 million shares. Cambrian Capital Limited Partnership owns 27,450 shares or 4.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Spf Beheer Bv has 3.63% invested in the company for 681,081 shares. The Connecticut-based Scholtz & Company Llc has invested 3.26% in the stock. Hahn Capital Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 254,085 shares.

More notable recent Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Albemarle +2% as Citigroup upgrades to Buy” on April 13, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Albemarle continues double digit growth in first quarter on strong lithium results” published on May 09, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Albemarle Named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List” on May 07, 2018. More interesting news about Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Is Lithium Stock Albemarle Corporation a Buy?” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For May 9, 2018” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. The company has market cap of $11.27 billion. The firm offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride, and lithium specialties and reagents for applications in lithium batteries, high performance greases, thermoplastic elastomers for car tires, rubber soles and plastic bottles, catalysts for chemical reactions, organic synthesis processes, life science, pharmaceutical, and other markets; cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; and zirconium, barium, and titanium products for pyrotechnical applications. It has a 207.65 P/E ratio. It also makes cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; and zirconium, barium, and titanium products for various pyrotechnical applications, including airbag igniters; and performance catalyst solutions, such as polymer catalysts, curatives, organometallics, and electronic materials for polyolefin polymers, packaging, non-packaging, films, injection molding, alpha-olefins, electronic materials, solar cells, polyurethanes, epoxies, and other engineered resins markets.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 12 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $6.30 million activity. $681,608 worth of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) was bought by Sun Coal & Coke LLC on Tuesday, December 12.

More important recent SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “SunCoke Energy Partners’ (SXCP) CEO Mike Rippey on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Swank Capital and Cushing® Asset Management Announce a Constituent Change to The Cushing® MLP High Income ..”, Globenewswire.com published: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Roper Technologies, Inter Parfums, SunCoke Energy Partners, Aerie ..” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Monster Beverage Is Running Out Of Steam – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/3/18)” with publication date: May 04, 2018.

Phillip Hardesty; that is an insider in Suncoke Energy Partners – L.P. who is the last to purchase shares in the company for which he is presently the Senior Vice President. He recently paid for 2,500 shares of the company, with value $39,125 USD, that is a price for each share of roughly $15.7. Phillip Hardesty now has in hand 0.01% of Suncoke Energy Partners – L.P.’s total market cap with ownership of 4,931 shares.  This trade was reported on 09-05-2018 and is already filed with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission. The legal filing is accessible online to the public here.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership, produces and sells coke used in the blast furnace production of steel in the United States. The company has market cap of $718.83 million. It operates through two divisions, Domestic Coke and Coal Logistics. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides metallurgical and thermal coal mixing and handling terminal services, as well as operates Convent Marine Terminal, an export terminal in the United States Gulf Coast located in Convent, Louisiana.

Among 6 analysts covering SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE:SXCP), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. SunCoke Energy Partners has $25 highest and $7 lowest target. $18’s average target is 15.76% above currents $15.55 stock price. SunCoke Energy Partners had 9 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, December 9, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. FBR Capital maintained SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) on Friday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 30 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, September 18. As per Monday, January 11, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital.

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