Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty chemicals company Albemarle
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Albemarle's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Baton Rouge, La. (1993)|
|Market Cap||$5.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$2.9 billion|
|Management||CEO Luther Kissam (since 2011)
CFO Scott Tozier (since 2011)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||23.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$481.3 million / $891.2 million|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 228 members who have rated Albemarle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Oilfield chemicals and lithium? What's not to love with that one-two punch? No matter where future energy policy goes, we're going to be seeing an onshore drilling boom, and we're going to be seeing a steadily increasing demand for heavy batteries.
Add to that Albemarle's solid financials and strong [return on equity], and I think this is a strong long-term play going forward. Even if market takes another hit, Albemarle could be a tempting takeover target.
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