H. B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) Short Interest Increased By 17.14%

July 27, 2018 - By Carolyn Hewitt

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.46 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.09, from 1.37 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 20 investors sold H.B. Fuller Company shares while 56 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 49.18 million shares or 5.54% more from 46.60 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Swiss Bank & Trust reported 0.01% of its portfolio in H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL). 9,281 are owned by Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 13,727 shares. Voloridge Investment Limited Co owns 30,863 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 2,390 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys invested 0% in H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL). Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL). Advisory Net Ltd Liability invested 0% in H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL). Riverhead Ltd Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL). D E Shaw And accumulated 27,750 shares. Whittier Of Nevada Incorporated owns 1,508 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Da Davidson Communication owns 5,000 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Eagle Asset Mgmt owns 254,944 shares. Shelton Management invested in 0.01% or 4,525 shares.

Since April 19, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $202,099 activity. On Thursday, April 19 Corkrean John J bought $499,742 worth of H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) or 9,600 shares.

The stock of H. B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) registered an increase of 17.14% in short interest. FUL’s total short interest was 2.99M shares in July as published by FINRA. Its up 17.14% from 2.55M shares, reported previously. With 410,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 7 days to cover their FUL’s short positions. The short interest to H. B. Fuller Company’s float is 5.99%.

The stock increased 2.02% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $56.66. About 199,552 shares traded. H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) has risen 1.31% since July 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.26% the S&P500.

H.B. Fuller Company, together with its subsidiaries, formulates, makes, and markets adhesives, sealants, and other specialty chemical products worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.87 billion. The firm operates through six divisions: Americas Adhesives; EIMEA ; Asia Pacific; Construction Products; Engineering Adhesives; and Royal Adhesives. It has a 32.16 P/E ratio. It offers a range of specialty adhesives, such as thermoplastic, thermoset, reactive, water-based, and solvent products, as well as sealants, coatings, polymers, tapes, encapsulants, and additives for use in a range of commercial, industrial, and institutional applications; and caulks and sealants for the consumer market and professional trade.

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering HB Fuller (NYSE:FUL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. HB Fuller had 5 analyst reports since February 6, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, February 9 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Monday, April 2. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy” on Friday, February 9. Longbow upgraded H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) on Tuesday, February 6 to “Buy” rating.

More important recent H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “HB Fuller Elects Daniel Florness to Board of Directors” on July 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “HB Fuller Company (FUL) CEO Jim Owens on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript”, Globenewswire.com published: “HB Fuller Named Strategic Supplier by Faurecia” on July 25, 2018. More interesting news about H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:FUL) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Seaport Global Securities Reiterates Buy on HB Fuller (FUL) Following Investor Day” with publication date: July 20, 2018.

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