H.B. Fuller The specialty chemical products company reported on March 28 first-quarter earnings of $15.3 million, or 30 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $14.4 million, or 29 cents. "Overall, we believe multiple expansion should unfold as strategic growth and cost savings initiatives continue to gain traction helping transform H.B. Fuller Company (FUL-NYSE) into a highly profitable adhesives company with solid earnings potential in FY12E and beyond," KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts wrote in an April 2 report. "We view accelerating volume growth, positive accretion from the FORBO acquisition and potential upside from cost synergies unfolding faster than expected in FY12 as positive catalysts for the stock." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.1% Rated "A+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's first-quarter gross profit margin increased from the previous year. H.B. Fuller has average liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.46, which shows the company can technically meet its short-term cash needs. In the first quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 9.43% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $41.24.