NYSE:MMM

138.14
4.35 (3.25%)
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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BUY
BUY
July 24, 2007
Has been a better stock than GE (GE-N) as a proxy for the US economy.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
July 24, 2007
Has been a better stock than GE (GE-N) as a proxy for the US economy.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 7, 2007
value investing in action. They've had a miserable 2006, a good entry point. They sell 2/3'd of their product outside the states, so the State's dollar isn't as big a factor, highest margins in Asia. Huge buyback program. This stock is selling at a very steep discount to it's intrinsic value.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
June 7, 2007
value investing in action. They've had a miserable 2006, a good entry point. They sell 2/3'd of their product outside the states, so the State's dollar isn't as big a factor, highest margins in Asia. Huge buyback program. This stock is selling at a very steep discount to it's intrinsic value.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 23, 2007
(A Top Pick June 19/06. Up 11%.) Derives more than 60% of its revenues and earnings outside of North America. Known for its innovations. Well diversified in products.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
May 23, 2007
(A Top Pick June 19/06. Up 11%.) Derives more than 60% of its revenues and earnings outside of North America. Known for its innovations. Well diversified in products.
HOLD
HOLD
April 26, 2007
Fully valued. Prefers to buy companies when they're dirt-cheap. When the price comes down, that is the time to take a hard look at it.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 26, 2007
Fully valued. Prefers to buy companies when they're dirt-cheap. When the price comes down, that is the time to take a hard look at it.
BUY
BUY
April 12, 2007
Historically at one of its lowest multiples. Participates in global growth. Some very unique products.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 12, 2007
Historically at one of its lowest multiples. Participates in global growth. Some very unique products.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 27, 2007
This is a proxy on the US economy. Had problems with profitability as well as some turnover in management. Would prefer General Electric (GE-N).
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
February 27, 2007
This is a proxy on the US economy. Had problems with profitability as well as some turnover in management. Would prefer General Electric (GE-N).
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 15, 2007
Most recent purchase in high-end consumer buying. 80% of their revenues are foreign. We'll probably go sideways for a while until they start to pick up the margins again.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
February 15, 2007
Most recent purchase in high-end consumer buying. 80% of their revenues are foreign. We'll probably go sideways for a while until they start to pick up the margins again.
BUY
BUY
February 13, 2007
Considered a proxy for the US economy, but they are a global company. Stock price is pretty reasonable right now. A good, core US holding.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
February 13, 2007
Considered a proxy for the US economy, but they are a global company. Stock price is pretty reasonable right now. A good, core US holding.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 31, 2007
(A Top Pick Sept 22/06. No change.) Got whacked on its recent earnings announcement. Quite a messy quarter. Still feels it's a great way to get international diversification with the safety of a New York listing.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 31, 2007
(A Top Pick Sept 22/06. No change.) Got whacked on its recent earnings announcement. Quite a messy quarter. Still feels it's a great way to get international diversification with the safety of a New York listing.
HOLD
HOLD
January 10, 2007
This is considered as a proxy for the US economy because it isn't so many sectors. Is less concerned about the US economy that he was in November. 3M should continue to plod along.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 10, 2007
This is considered as a proxy for the US economy because it isn't so many sectors. Is less concerned about the US economy that he was in November. 3M should continue to plod along.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 3, 2007
Long-term prospects are not as rosy as he would like. Under the last CEO, the company was starved for R&D but were more focused on current margins rather than long-term sales. Huge producer of glass and flat screen TV's and there is concern about growing competition.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 3, 2007
Long-term prospects are not as rosy as he would like. Under the last CEO, the company was starved for R&D but were more focused on current margins rather than long-term sales. Huge producer of glass and flat screen TV's and there is concern about growing competition.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 24, 2006
Technologically very innovative. 60% of its revenues and cash flow come from outside of North America. Trading well below its average P/E of the last 10 years. Strong earnings growth.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
October 24, 2006
Technologically very innovative. 60% of its revenues and cash flow come from outside of North America. Trading well below its average P/E of the last 10 years. Strong earnings growth.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 19, 2006
Somewhat dependent on the US economy. And economically sensitive company. There has been an deceleration in the earnings expectations.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
October 19, 2006
Somewhat dependent on the US economy. And economically sensitive company. There has been an deceleration in the earnings expectations.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 22, 2006
She has owned this stock for a long time. 60% of revenue for this company come from outside N. America. The stock is trading 14 times earnings. Great value for long term.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
September 22, 2006
She has owned this stock for a long time. 60% of revenue for this company come from outside N. America. The stock is trading 14 times earnings. Great value for long term.
SELL
SELL
September 5, 2006
This is not the right time to buy or hold this stock. The products it manufactures represent all sectors of the US economy.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
September 5, 2006
This is not the right time to buy or hold this stock. The products it manufactures represent all sectors of the US economy.
BUY
BUY
August 22, 2006
Had some bad earnings in the last little while, but it was only in one division. A global slowdown will hurt them a little bit but not dramatically. Good cost control.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 22, 2006
Had some bad earnings in the last little while, but it was only in one division. A global slowdown will hurt them a little bit but not dramatically. Good cost control.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 21, 2006
(A Top Pick May 17/06. Down 17.8%.) Reported very disappointing 2nd quarter results today due to a onetime event. This represents a good buying opportunity. Trading at about 13 X earnings versus a historical 19. We'll still show good double-digit growth.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 21, 2006
(A Top Pick May 17/06. Down 17.8%.) Reported very disappointing 2nd quarter results today due to a onetime event. This represents a good buying opportunity. Trading at about 13 X earnings versus a historical 19. We'll still show good double-digit growth.
BUY
BUY
August 17, 2006
Very well run. Has come back down to more realistic levels. Have exceptionally strong market positions in a number of areas. Growing high single digits to low double digits.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 17, 2006
Very well run. Has come back down to more realistic levels. Have exceptionally strong market positions in a number of areas. Growing high single digits to low double digits.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 14, 2006
Very focused on innovation. Missed 2nd quarter earnings. Was a one-time event. Trades at a discount at 13 X earnings while its average is 19 X.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 14, 2006
Very focused on innovation. Missed 2nd quarter earnings. Was a one-time event. Trades at a discount at 13 X earnings while its average is 19 X.
HOLD
HOLD
August 9, 2006
Had a huge drop from its peak in March and a really huge drop in July. This was because they missed earnings expectations. At this price, you get a pretty good dividend yield. Good management.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 9, 2006
Had a huge drop from its peak in March and a really huge drop in July. This was because they missed earnings expectations. At this price, you get a pretty good dividend yield. Good management.
SELL
SELL
August 3, 2006
Was looking pretty good, but gave him a sell signal. Doesn't see an imminent bottom for the stock.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 3, 2006
Was looking pretty good, but gave him a sell signal. Doesn't see an imminent bottom for the stock.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 2, 2006
A lot of these tech areas had been very overvalued and he wouldn’t consider going into them yet. His model price is $62.76, a negative 10% differential. Would like to buy at $59.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 2, 2006
A lot of these tech areas had been very overvalued and he wouldn’t consider going into them yet. His model price is $62.76, a negative 10% differential. Would like to buy at $59.
BUY
BUY
July 27, 2006
Some people think this is a proxy for the US economy. He is a little dubious about prospects for the US economy in the spring. The recent pullback has been overdone and this is a good entry point.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
July 27, 2006
Some people think this is a proxy for the US economy. He is a little dubious about prospects for the US economy in the spring. The recent pullback has been overdone and this is a good entry point.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 21, 2006
One of the most overvalued stocks on the market. His model price is $60.46 which is a -14.5% differential.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
July 21, 2006
One of the most overvalued stocks on the market. His model price is $60.46 which is a -14.5% differential.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 20, 2006
(A Top Pick May 17/06. Down 16%.) Dropped when they warned on earnings. The warning was a combination of onetime things. Trading at about 15 X earnings with a growth rate in the 10% range. A great buying opportunity.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
July 20, 2006
(A Top Pick May 17/06. Down 16%.) Dropped when they warned on earnings. The warning was a combination of onetime things. Trading at about 15 X earnings with a growth rate in the 10% range. A great buying opportunity.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 17, 2006
There was a nice uptrend but, when it failed to make a new high, that was the tip off.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
July 17, 2006
There was a nice uptrend but, when it failed to make a new high, that was the tip off.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 19, 2006
One of the most diversified companies. It derives more than 60% of its revenues outside of North America. Believes the growth story for Asia is intact. This company, with its wide variety of products and market leading position, is going to be a major beneficiary. Good price.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
June 19, 2006
One of the most diversified companies. It derives more than 60% of its revenues outside of North America. Believes the growth story for Asia is intact. This company, with its wide variety of products and market leading position, is going to be a major beneficiary. Good price.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 17, 2006
Wide diversity of products. When it looks like the US$ is going to be under some pressure, this company generates 60% of its revenues outside of North America. Very strong presence in China and a growing presence in India.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
May 17, 2006
Wide diversity of products. When it looks like the US$ is going to be under some pressure, this company generates 60% of its revenues outside of North America. Very strong presence in China and a growing presence in India.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 10, 2006
A great company, but very expensive. His model price is $68. That is a negative 22% differential.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
May 10, 2006
A great company, but very expensive. His model price is $68. That is a negative 22% differential.
BUY
BUY
May 2, 2006
Likes DOW stocks. Likes this one a lot. Has a good long-term uptrend. Short-term chart shows a double bottom.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
May 2, 2006
Likes DOW stocks. Likes this one a lot. Has a good long-term uptrend. Short-term chart shows a double bottom.
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