H. B. Fuller Co. (NYSE:FUL) VP James R. Giertz sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.37, for a total value of $1,159,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

H. B. Fuller Co. (NYSE:FUL) opened at 45.50 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $46.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $45.44. H. B. Fuller Co. has a 12-month low of $32.49 and a 12-month high of $48.83. The company has a market cap of $2.29 billion, a PE ratio of 21.16 and a beta of 1.69.

H. B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 21st. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.03. H. B. Fuller had a net margin of 5.32% and a return on equity of 13.66%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.61 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that H. B. Fuller Co. will post $2.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for H. B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL)

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of H. B. Fuller by 268.6% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 414,955 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,615,000 after buying an additional 302,369 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in H. B. Fuller by 3.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,400,040 shares of the company’s stock worth $193,558,000 after buying an additional 145,591 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in H. B. Fuller by 8.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,790,936 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,781,000 after buying an additional 144,249 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in H. B. Fuller by 3.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 3,331,107 shares of the company’s stock worth $146,535,000 after buying an additional 109,588 shares during the period. Finally, Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. acquired a new position in H. B. Fuller during the second quarter worth approximately $4,399,000. 89.00% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

FUL has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut H. B. Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 22nd. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on H. B. Fuller in a report on Thursday, September 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $53.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on H. B. Fuller from $50.00 to $47.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, September 23rd. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded H. B. Fuller from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $50.00 to $51.00 in a report on Monday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. H. B. Fuller has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.00.

H. B. 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, and Construction Products. The Americas Adhesives segment includes a range of specialty adhesives, such as thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, and water-based and solvent-based products.

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