HB Fuller (NYSE:FUL) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.90 by ($0.04), MarketWatch Earnings reports. HB Fuller had a net margin of 4.00% and a return on equity of 12.66%.

NYSE:FUL opened at $56.94 on Thursday. HB Fuller has a 1 year low of $46.62 and a 1 year high of $59.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a current ratio of 2.24 and a quick ratio of 1.46. The company has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion, a PE ratio of 22.78, a PEG ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.48.

FUL has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HB Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of HB Fuller in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $65.00 target price for the company. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $57.00 target price on shares of HB Fuller in a research note on Thursday, July 5th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. HB Fuller currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $61.13.

In related news, VP Traci L. Jensen sold 4,508 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.45, for a total value of $258,984.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Steven Kenny sold 2,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.19, for a total transaction of $123,618.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 30,173 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,695,420.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 12,208 shares of company stock valued at $680,263 in the last quarter. 3.46% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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