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Is It Time To Buy HB. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL)?

Armando Maloney

HB. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL), a chemicals company based in United States, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NYSE, rising to the highs of $55.08 and falling to the lows of $47.36. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether H.B. Fuller’s current trading price of $48.52 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at H.B. Fuller’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. Check out our latest analysis for H.B. Fuller

What is H.B. Fuller worth?

According to my valuation model, H.B. Fuller seems to be fairly priced at around 1.36% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy H.B. Fuller today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $49.19, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since H.B. Fuller’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What kind of growth will H.B. Fuller generate?

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Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. H.B. Fuller’s earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in FUL’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on FUL, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on H.B. Fuller. You can find everything you need to know about H.B. Fuller in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in H.B. Fuller, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.