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H.B. Fuller (FUL) Competitors

$77.78
-0.61 (-0.78%)
(As of 10:03 AM ET)

FUL vs. CE, ALB, RPM, NEU, ASH, BCPC, KWR, IOSP, SXT, and MTX

Should you be buying H.B. Fuller stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of H.B. Fuller include Celanese (CE), Albemarle (ALB), RPM International (RPM), NewMarket (NEU), Ashland (ASH), Balchem (BCPC), Quaker Chemical (KWR), Innospec (IOSP), Sensient Technologies (SXT), and Minerals Technologies (MTX). These companies are all part of the "specialty chemicals" industry.

H.B. Fuller vs.

H.B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) and Celanese (NYSE:CE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, earnings, dividends, valuation, community ranking and profitability.

Celanese received 360 more outperform votes than H.B. Fuller when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 63.73% of users gave Celanese an outperform vote while only 56.29% of users gave H.B. Fuller an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
H.B. FullerOutperform Votes
313
56.29%
Underperform Votes
243
43.71%
CelaneseOutperform Votes
673
63.73%
Underperform Votes
383
36.27%

Celanese has higher revenue and earnings than H.B. Fuller. Celanese is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than H.B. Fuller, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
H.B. Fuller$3.51B1.22$144.91M$2.7528.51
Celanese$10.94B1.51$1.96B$18.178.32

H.B. Fuller has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celanese has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Celanese had 5 more articles in the media than H.B. Fuller. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for Celanese and 2 mentions for H.B. Fuller. Celanese's average media sentiment score of 0.94 beat H.B. Fuller's score of 0.20 indicating that Celanese is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
H.B. Fuller
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Celanese
4 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

95.9% of H.B. Fuller shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.9% of Celanese shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of H.B. Fuller shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Celanese shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Celanese has a net margin of 18.60% compared to H.B. Fuller's net margin of 4.39%. Celanese's return on equity of 14.00% beat H.B. Fuller's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
H.B. Fuller4.39% 12.88% 4.78%
Celanese 18.60%14.00%3.79%

H.B. Fuller presently has a consensus target price of $86.20, indicating a potential upside of 9.96%. Celanese has a consensus target price of $156.78, indicating a potential upside of 3.65%. Given H.B. Fuller's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe H.B. Fuller is more favorable than Celanese.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
H.B. Fuller
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.20
Celanese
4 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.11

H.B. Fuller pays an annual dividend of $0.89 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. H.B. Fuller pays out 32.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Celanese pays out 15.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Celanese is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Celanese beats H.B. Fuller on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding FUL and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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FUL vs. The Competition

MetricH.B. FullerAdhesives & sealants IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$4.27B$2.76B$2.88B$17.68B
Dividend Yield1.12%0.72%5.21%3.53%
P/E Ratio28.5117.04144.4425.83
Price / Sales1.222.10822,156.1110.26
Price / Cash11.4019.5523.6215.71
Price / Book2.413.063.945.08
Net Income$144.91M$79.87M$165.80M$975.92M
7 Day Performance-4.33%-0.24%-0.73%-1.61%
1 Month Performance5.60%4.63%4.51%4.32%
1 Year Performance22.29%53.66%18.93%23.08%

H.B. Fuller Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CE
Celanese
4.5566 of 5 stars
$152.87
+0.8%
$156.78
+2.6%
+40.8%$16.70B$10.94B8.4112,410Positive News
ALB
Albemarle
4.9541 of 5 stars
$127.59
+3.8%
$165.16
+29.4%
-37.4%$15.00B$9.62B46.409,000Short Interest ↓
Gap Down
RPM
RPM International
2.6822 of 5 stars
$113.02
+0.9%
$115.11
+1.9%
+37.3%$14.55B$7.26B26.0417,274Positive News
NEU
NewMarket
2.5101 of 5 stars
$543.02
+0.1%
N/A+34.9%$5.21B$2.70B13.062,000Positive News
ASH
Ashland
4.6534 of 5 stars
$99.65
+1.6%
$106.44
+6.8%
+14.8%$5.00B$2.19B26.433,800Short Interest ↓
BCPC
Balchem
4.5936 of 5 stars
$153.02
-0.5%
$170.00
+11.1%
+24.1%$4.96B$922.44M43.231,302Short Interest ↑
Positive News
KWR
Quaker Chemical
4.625 of 5 stars
$184.05
+0.3%
$231.00
+25.5%
-7.0%$3.31B$1.92B28.014,400
IOSP
Innospec
4.592 of 5 stars
$129.49
+1.3%
N/A+35.3%$3.23B$1.95B21.982,400Short Interest ↓
Positive News
SXT
Sensient Technologies
3.4347 of 5 stars
$75.46
+1.2%
$80.00
+6.0%
+3.3%$3.20B$1.47B35.103,956Short Interest ↓
MTX
Minerals Technologies
3.0135 of 5 stars
$85.24
+2.4%
$68.50
-19.6%
+46.5%$2.75B$2.17B29.494,027Positive News

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This page (NYSE:FUL) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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