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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for HB Fuller Co. (NYSE:FUL)?

The company in question is, HB Fuller Co. (NYSE:FUL) currently with a stock price of 44.1 (-0.18% today). The market cap for HB Fuller Co. is 2277.92, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for HB Fuller Co. is 50. Currently HB Fuller Co. is trading with a P/E of 20.59, and a forward P/E of 15.76. Average volume for HB Fuller Co. is 211.61 and so far today it is 80684.

Performance in the last year for HB Fuller Co. has been 19.83%. For EPS growth, HB Fuller Co. has seen a growth of 76.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 13.16%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.60% over the last five years and could be 12.45% for the next five years. HB Fuller Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -2.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 22.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.20%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.85%.

Since the IPO date for HB Fuller Co. on the 3/26/1990, HB Fuller Co. has seen performance year to date to be 22.33%. With HB Fuller Co. trading at 44.1, the dividend yield is 1.27%, and the EPS is 2.15.

So could HB Fuller Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.59. The PEG is 1.65, P/S is 1.1 and the P/B is at 2.32. The P/cash is 17.11, with P/free cash flow at 19.52.

HB Fuller Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.62, and total debt/equity at 0.74.

In terms of margins, HB Fuller Co. has a gross margin of 28.90%, an operating margin of 9.40% and a profit margin of 5.30%.Payout ratio for HB Fuller Co. is 24.60%. Return on assets come to 5.40% with return on investment coming to 6.90%.

Insider ownership for HB Fuller Co., is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 92.00%. Outstanding shares are at 51.56. While shares float is 49.94. The float short is currently 1.75%, and short ratio is 4.12.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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