Shares of HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $60.63.

FUL has been the topic of several analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on HB Fuller in a report on Monday, December 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank lowered their price objective on HB Fuller from $62.00 to $60.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HB Fuller from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Robert W. Baird lowered their price objective on HB Fuller from $60.00 to $55.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered HB Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 28th.

In other HB Fuller news, VP Traci L. Jensen sold 4,129 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.01, for a total transaction of $189,975.29. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 20,997 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $966,071.97. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.46% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in FUL. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in HB Fuller by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,358,910 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $380,236,000 after acquiring an additional 125,534 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its position in shares of HB Fuller by 1.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 5,564,063 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $287,495,000 after buying an additional 87,901 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of HB Fuller by 1.6% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,564,063 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $287,495,000 after buying an additional 87,901 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of HB Fuller by 1.1% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,672,253 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $86,405,000 after buying an additional 18,315 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of HB Fuller by 5.0% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,189,072 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $63,830,000 after buying an additional 56,943 shares during the last quarter. 98.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

HB Fuller stock traded up $0.37 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $45.17. 166,153 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 471,602. The firm has a market cap of $2.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.61 and a beta of 1.41. HB Fuller has a fifty-two week low of $39.61 and a fifty-two week high of $59.58. The company has a quick ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 2.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.03.

About HB Fuller

H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Americas Adhesives; EIMEA (Europe, India, Middle East and Africa); Asia Pacific; Construction Products; Engineering Adhesives; and Royal Adhesives.

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