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How to buy H-BFuller Company stock | $51.88

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H.B. Fuller Company is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. H-BFuller Company shares (FUL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. H-BFuller Company employs 6,369 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.

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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$51.88, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of H-BFuller Company, depending on your broker.
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H-BFuller Company share price

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H-BFuller Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$51.88
52-week rangeUSD$23.397 - USD$55.28
50-day moving average USD$52.4132
200-day moving average USD$48.0503
Wall St. target priceUSD$57.14
PE ratio 24.1267
Dividend yield USD$0.65 (1.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.21

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H-BFuller Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $51.88 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-07) -8.42%
1 month (2020-12-17) -1.93%
3 months (2020-10-16) 4.30%
6 months (2020-07-16) 11.62%
1 year (2020-01-16) 4.91%
2 years (2019-01-16) 19.54%
3 years (2018-01-16) 53.46
5 years (2016-01-15) 52.05%

Is H-BFuller Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing H-BFuller Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of H-BFuller Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

H-BFuller Company's P/E ratio

H-BFuller Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, H-BFuller Company shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

H-BFuller Company's PEG ratio

H-BFuller Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1197. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into H-BFuller Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

H-BFuller Company's EBITDA

H-BFuller Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$362.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a H-BFuller Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

H-BFuller Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$809 million
Return on assets TTM 3.5%
Return on equity TTM 9.27%
Profit margin 4.19%
Book value $25.391
Market capitalisation USD$2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting H-BFuller Company shares

There are currently 1.3 million H-BFuller Company shares held short by investors – that's known as H-BFuller Company's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% down from 1.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting H-BFuller Company shares can be evaluated.

H-BFuller Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

H-BFuller Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of H-BFuller Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of H-BFuller Company shares traded daily (recently around 306356.01851852). H-BFuller Company's SIR currently stands at 4.32. In other words for every 100,000 H-BFuller Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4320 shares are currently held short.

However H-BFuller Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of H-BFuller Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable H-BFuller Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case H-BFuller Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 H-BFuller Company shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0351% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable H-BFuller Company shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against H-BFuller Company.

Find out more about how you can short H-BFuller Company stock.

H-BFuller Company share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.34% of net profits

Recently H-BFuller Company has paid out, on average, around 24.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), H-BFuller Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In H-BFuller Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.65 per share.

While H-BFuller Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that H-BFuller Company is investing more in its future growth.

H-BFuller Company's most recent dividend payout was on 29 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have H-BFuller Company's shares ever split?

H-BFuller Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 August 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your H-BFuller Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for H-BFuller Company shares which in turn could have impacted H-BFuller Company's share price.

H-BFuller Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, H-BFuller Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.397 up to $55.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FUL.US volatility(beta: 1.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while H-BFuller Company's is 1.7407. This would suggest that H-BFuller Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

H-BFuller Company overview

H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, manufactures, and markets adhesives, sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, additives, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Americas Adhesives, EIMEA, Asia Pacific, Construction Adhesives, and Engineering Adhesives. It produces and supplies industrial adhesives products for applications in various markets, including appliances, filters, and insulating glass; food and beverage containers, flexible packaging, consumer goods, package integrity and re-enforcement, and durable and non-durable goods; corrugation, folding carton, tape and label, paper converting, envelopes, books, multi-wall bags, sacks, and tissue and towel; nonwoven and hygiene, such as disposable diapers, feminine care, and medical garments; windows, doors, and wood flooring; and insulating glass and textile. The company also provides specialty adhesives, including thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, water-based, and solvent-based products; and products used for tile setting, commercial roofing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and insulation applications, as well as caulks and sealants for the consumer market and professional trade. It also produces and supplies high performance industrial adhesives to the transportation, electronics, medical, clean energy, aerospace and defense, appliance, and heavy machinery markets. The company sells its products directly through distributors and retailers. H.B. Fuller Company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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