Media coverage about HB Fuller (NYSE:FUL) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HB Fuller earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.452575272376 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- H.B. Fuller Announces Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results (finance.yahoo.com)
- HB Fuller (FUL) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect HB Fuller Co (FUL) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $613.58 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect HB Fuller Co (FUL) to Announce $0.84 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of HB Fuller (NYSE FUL) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $53.59. The stock had a trading volume of 206,044 shares, compared to its average volume of 318,851. HB Fuller has a one year low of $46.93 and a one year high of $58.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,687.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.27 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a current ratio of 2.63, a quick ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Citigroup cut HB Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut HB Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, ValuEngine cut 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 and six have given a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $60.00.
In other news, VP Timothy J. Keenan sold 6,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.08, for a total transaction of $358,020.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 29,611 shares in the company, valued at $1,630,973.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Robert J. Martsching sold 3,870 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.93, for a total value of $224,189.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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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