H. B. Fuller Co. (NYSE:FUL) VP James R. Giertz sold 25,000 shares of H. B. Fuller stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.37, for a total transaction of $1,159,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

H. B. Fuller Co. (NYSE:FUL) opened at 45.50 on Friday. H. B. Fuller Co. has a one year low of $32.49 and a one year high of $48.83. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $46.77 and its 200 day moving average is $45.44. The firm has a market cap of $2.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.16 and a beta of 1.69.

H. B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, September 21st. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.03. H. B. Fuller had a return on equity of 13.66% and a net margin of 5.32%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.61 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that H. B. Fuller Co. will post $2.48 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for H. B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL)

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in shares of H. B. Fuller by 1,963.1% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,682 shares of the company’s stock worth $118,000 after buying an additional 2,552 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank raised its position in shares of H. B. Fuller by 7,513.5% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,817 shares of the company’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 2,780 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its position in shares of H. B. Fuller by 4.9% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 3,417 shares of the company’s stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 159 shares during the period. Panagora Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of H. B. Fuller by 385.0% in the second quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,850 shares of the company’s stock worth $213,000 after buying an additional 3,850 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio raised its position in shares of H. B. Fuller by 30.0% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 5,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. 89.00% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

FUL has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of H. B. Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price objective on shares of H. B. Fuller from $47.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 24th. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of H. B. Fuller from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $50.00 to $51.00 in a report on Monday, September 26th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of H. B. Fuller in a report on Thursday, September 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $53.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. H. B. Fuller currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.00.

H. B. Fuller Company Profile

H.B. Fuller Company is a formulator, manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products. The Company’s segments include Americas Adhesives; Europe, India, Middle East and Africa (EIMEA); Asia Pacific, and Construction Products. The Americas Adhesives segment includes a range of specialty adhesives, such as thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, and water-based and solvent-based products.

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