Investors never know what to expect for H.B. Fuller Co.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on H.B. Fuller with five of seven analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like H.B. Fuller as much as competitor PPG Industries overall. Six out of 12 analysts rate PPG Industries a buy compared to two of seven for H.B. Fuller. H.B. Fuller's rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $418.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 16.2% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.60 per share. Estimates range from $0.55 to $0.64.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 96.3% giving it an outperform rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 91.3% assigning it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about H.B. Fuller, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 21 posts in the past 30 days. H.B. Fuller has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.
H.B. Fuller's profit has risen year over year by an average of 28.9% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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