Equities analysts expect HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL) to announce $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for HB Fuller’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.38 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.30. HB Fuller posted earnings of $0.48 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 27.1%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, April 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that HB Fuller will report full-year earnings of $3.20 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.10 to $3.27. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $3.96 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.80 to $4.10. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover HB Fuller.

HB Fuller (NYSE:FUL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.84 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $678.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $613.58 million. HB Fuller had a return on equity of 12.83% and a net margin of 2.53%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on FUL shares. Longbow Research raised HB Fuller from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised HB Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Seaport Global Securities raised HB Fuller from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $63.00 to $66.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Deutsche Bank raised HB Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $60.00 to $62.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded HB Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. 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 stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.50.

HB Fuller (NYSE FUL) traded up $1.64 during trading on Friday, reaching $49.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 908,016 shares, compared to its average volume of 523,890. The company has a quick ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 2.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,460.00, a P/E ratio of 43.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.57. HB Fuller has a one year low of $47.36 and a one year high of $58.74.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. HB Fuller’s dividend payout ratio is currently 53.57%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in shares of HB Fuller by 5.4% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 3,339 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $171,000 after purchasing an additional 172 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of HB Fuller by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 21,700 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $1,169,000 after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of HB Fuller by 1.2% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 114,338 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $6,638,000 after purchasing an additional 1,364 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in shares of HB Fuller by 6.9% in the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 22,558 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $1,215,000 after purchasing an additional 1,455 shares during the period. Finally, Kwmg LLC grew its position in shares of HB Fuller by 5.4% in the third quarter. Kwmg LLC now owns 32,719 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $1,900,000 after purchasing an additional 1,668 shares during the period. 92.89% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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