NYSE:MMM

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The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, health care, and consumer goods.
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Analysis and Opinions about MMM-N

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BUY
BUY
November 6, 2013

Industrial sector right now is probably the best performing sector. This company fits right in there and is slowly working its way higher. Broad-based geographic exposure, with the US having only about 35% of the business. Very diversified base of products. About a 2% dividend.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
November 6, 2013

Industrial sector right now is probably the best performing sector. This company fits right in there and is slowly working its way higher. Broad-based geographic exposure, with the US having only about 35% of the business. Very diversified base of products. About a 2% dividend.

BUY
BUY
April 11, 2013

Had a little bit of difficulty. Seem to have been 1 step forward and 2 steps back over the last several years. This has happened to a lot of the industrial conglomerates because the global economy has not been steady. Over the last couple of quarters they have got it together a little bit and most of their divisions are moving in concert and doing fairly well. Doesn’t feel it is overpriced at 14X earnings. Decent dividend.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 11, 2013

Had a little bit of difficulty. Seem to have been 1 step forward and 2 steps back over the last several years. This has happened to a lot of the industrial conglomerates because the global economy has not been steady. Over the last couple of quarters they have got it together a little bit and most of their divisions are moving in concert and doing fairly well. Doesn’t feel it is overpriced at 14X earnings. Decent dividend.

BUY
BUY
April 10, 2013

So well diversified that it is like the US GDP. His Outlook for the US economic growth is good so this would be a reasonable stock to own.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 10, 2013

So well diversified that it is like the US GDP. His Outlook for the US economic growth is good so this would be a reasonable stock to own.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 18, 2013

J.P. Morgan did a list of 15 stocks whose free cash flow yield was fairly substantial and have had great resilience in down markets and have outperformed markets on the upside. This was one of them. This is an international conglomerate including healthcare. Thought it was a bit on the expensive side but based on the report by J.P. Morgan, he is going to have a look at this one.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
March 18, 2013

J.P. Morgan did a list of 15 stocks whose free cash flow yield was fairly substantial and have had great resilience in down markets and have outperformed markets on the upside. This was one of them. This is an international conglomerate including healthcare. Thought it was a bit on the expensive side but based on the report by J.P. Morgan, he is going to have a look at this one.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 14, 2013

Generally speaking, industrials will do well as the economy continues to recover in the US. Dividend looks pretty solid at 2.4%. Growing at 10% and trading around 15X earnings. Not exactly cheap but it should continue to do well.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
March 14, 2013

Generally speaking, industrials will do well as the economy continues to recover in the US. Dividend looks pretty solid at 2.4%. Growing at 10% and trading around 15X earnings. Not exactly cheap but it should continue to do well.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 20, 2013

Industrial companies usually do very well from January through until May. Stock has just hit an all-time high. Technically it looks good. If you can buy on weakness in the next 2-3 weeks there is still a period of seasonal strength through until May.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
February 20, 2013

Industrial companies usually do very well from January through until May. Stock has just hit an all-time high. Technically it looks good. If you can buy on weakness in the next 2-3 weeks there is still a period of seasonal strength through until May.

SELL
SELL
September 20, 2012

He wouldn’t be as worried about their global growth as he would be in their operational risks. Have had a bit of an erratic ability to provide consistency of earnings. If you own, he would move to another industrial.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
September 20, 2012

He wouldn’t be as worried about their global growth as he would be in their operational risks. Have had a bit of an erratic ability to provide consistency of earnings. If you own, he would move to another industrial.

HOLD
HOLD
August 21, 2012

Feels it is cheap right now but is probably likely to stay cheap for the next little while. Global growth which is not overly robust, doesn’t favour the space that this company is in. He likes their broad geographic exposure. 40%-50% of their revenues are earned outside of the US with quite a bit in more rapidly growing emerging markets. You’ll have to be patient with it. 2.5% dividend.

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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 21, 2012

Feels it is cheap right now but is probably likely to stay cheap for the next little while. Global growth which is not overly robust, doesn’t favour the space that this company is in. He likes their broad geographic exposure. 40%-50% of their revenues are earned outside of the US with quite a bit in more rapidly growing emerging markets. You’ll have to be patient with it. 2.5% dividend.

HOLD
HOLD
June 14, 2012
(Market Call Minute.) Pretty much a reflection of the global economic growth. Had some good quarters but the latter part of the year might not look as good.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
June 14, 2012
(Market Call Minute.) Pretty much a reflection of the global economic growth. Had some good quarters but the latter part of the year might not look as good.
BUY
BUY
June 11, 2012
This has been one of the stalwarts of people's portfolios simply because of its enormous range of products. Has had a pretty solid performance. Relatively defensive and has a decent yield.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
June 11, 2012
This has been one of the stalwarts of people's portfolios simply because of its enormous range of products. Has had a pretty solid performance. Relatively defensive and has a decent yield.
BUY
BUY
April 24, 2012
A core holding. A good example of a diversified industrial that the Canadian market does not offer. New CEO was an internal hire and strategy will not be materially changed. Wont scale back capital expending to increase productivity.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 24, 2012
A core holding. A good example of a diversified industrial that the Canadian market does not offer. New CEO was an internal hire and strategy will not be materially changed. Wont scale back capital expending to increase productivity.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 18, 2012
Listening to management, you're never quite sure where the stock is going to be. May be too diversified. He would probably go to another industrial such as United Technologies (UTX-N) or Honeywell (HON-N).
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 18, 2012
Listening to management, you're never quite sure where the stock is going to be. May be too diversified. He would probably go to another industrial such as United Technologies (UTX-N) or Honeywell (HON-N).
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 2, 2012
(A Top Pick Feb 23/11. Down 1.23%.) Still one of the preeminent American industrial companies. Still likes.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
February 2, 2012
(A Top Pick Feb 23/11. Down 1.23%.) Still one of the preeminent American industrial companies. Still likes.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 20, 2012
(A Top Pick Feb 11/11. Down 4.11%.) Still solid and still likes.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 20, 2012
(A Top Pick Feb 11/11. Down 4.11%.) Still solid and still likes.
WAIT
WAIT
January 11, 2012
Another industrial choice. Last quarter they warned of global weakness. Thinks they are having some execution issues and would wait a quarter.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 11, 2012
Another industrial choice. Last quarter they warned of global weakness. Thinks they are having some execution issues and would wait a quarter.
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