HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL) – Analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for HB Fuller in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst M. Sison expects that the specialty chemicals company will post earnings per share of $0.53 for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for HB Fuller’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.69 EPS and Q3 2018 earnings at $0.75 EPS.

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on FUL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HB Fuller from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Citigroup downgraded HB Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded HB Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company. HB Fuller presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.00.

Shares of HB Fuller (FUL) traded up $0.59 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $54.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 359,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 375,936. HB Fuller has a one year low of $46.93 and a one year high of $58.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 1.72 and a current ratio of 2.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,690.79, a P/E ratio of 26.50 and a beta of 1.73.

In other news, VP Robert J. Martsching sold 3,870 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.93, for a total value of $224,189.10. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Timothy J. Keenan sold 6,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.08, for a total transaction of $358,020.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 29,611 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,630,973.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in HB Fuller by 4.9% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 308,548 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $15,770,000 after purchasing an additional 14,389 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in HB Fuller by 11.3% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,154 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $110,000 after purchasing an additional 218 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank lifted its position in HB Fuller by 1.9% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 84,300 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $4,309,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in HB Fuller by 8.2% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 92,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $4,737,000 after purchasing an additional 7,030 shares during the period. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its position in HB Fuller by 42.6% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,996 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $102,000 after purchasing an additional 596 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.33% of the company’s stock.

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HB 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, Construction Products and Engineering Adhesives. The Americas Adhesives, EIMEA and Asia Pacific operating segments produce and supply industrial adhesives products for applications in various markets, including durable assembly, nonwoven and hygiene, and textile.

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