News headlines about H. B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. H. B. Fuller earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0244267507075 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

FUL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded H. B. Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered H. B. Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.40.

Shares of H. B. Fuller (NYSE FUL) traded up 0.42% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $50.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 267,140 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $51.39 and its 200 day moving average is $51.01. The firm has a market cap of $2.54 billion, a PE ratio of 23.01 and a beta of 1.68. H. B. Fuller has a one year low of $41.52 and a one year high of $54.32.

H. B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June 28th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.05. H. B. Fuller had a return on equity of 13.32% and a net margin of 5.23%. The business had revenue of $561.65 million for the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that H. B. Fuller will post $2.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 27th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, July 25th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.19%. H. B. Fuller’s dividend payout ratio is currently 27.40%.

In other news, VP Dietrich J. Crail bought 970 shares of H. B. Fuller stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $51.41 per share, for a total transaction of $49,867.70. Following the purchase, the vice president now owns 970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $49,867.70. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 3.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About H. B. Fuller

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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