HB Fuller (NYSE:FUL) had its price target boosted by Deutsche Bank from $31.00 to $45.00 in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock.

Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on FUL. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on shares of HB Fuller from $57.00 to $51.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 24th. Citigroup reduced their price target on shares of HB Fuller from $50.00 to $30.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 27th. Robert W. Baird reduced their price target on shares of HB Fuller from $50.00 to $35.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of HB Fuller from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 17th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of HB Fuller from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, May 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.43.

NYSE:FUL opened at $42.50 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 1.89 and a quick ratio of 1.19. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $39.01 and a two-hundred day moving average of $40.61. The stock has a market cap of $2.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.86, a PEG ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 1.81. HB Fuller has a 1-year low of $23.68 and a 1-year high of $52.40.

HB Fuller (NYSE:FUL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June 24th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.13. HB Fuller had a net margin of 4.43% and a return on equity of 11.89%. The company had revenue of $675.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $664.28 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.88 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts expect that HB Fuller will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lifted its holdings in HB Fuller by 157.2% in the first quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 96,306 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $2,690,000 after acquiring an additional 58,855 shares during the last quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp lifted its holdings in HB Fuller by 19.2% in the fourth quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 131,690 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $6,791,000 after acquiring an additional 21,176 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in HB Fuller by 44.4% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 222,646 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $6,219,000 after acquiring an additional 68,437 shares during the last quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in HB Fuller by 11.7% in the first quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 222,422 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $6,212,000 after acquiring an additional 23,329 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Champlain Investment Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of HB Fuller by 9.7% in the fourth quarter. Champlain Investment Partners LLC now owns 1,612,840 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $83,174,000 after purchasing an additional 142,060 shares during the period. 96.71% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HB Fuller Company Profile

H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Americas Adhesives, EIMEA, Asia Pacific, Construction Adhesives, and Engineering Adhesives.

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