NYSE:MMM

137.91
4.77 (3.58%)
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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TOP PICK
April 10, 2006
Good global diversification. Strong positions in China, India and Eastern Europe. Earns 35% on its equity. Earnings are expected to grow 10/12%. Trading at only 16.5 X earnings.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 10, 2006
Good global diversification. Strong positions in China, India and Eastern Europe. Earns 35% on its equity. Earnings are expected to grow 10/12%. Trading at only 16.5 X earnings.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 6, 2006
Has 60% of its revenues coming in from outside of North America. Return is 35% on equity. Has a record of increasing its dividends. Trading at about 16.5 X earnings. Thinks it can grow in the 10/12% range.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 6, 2006
Has 60% of its revenues coming in from outside of North America. Return is 35% on equity. Has a record of increasing its dividends. Trading at about 16.5 X earnings. Thinks it can grow in the 10/12% range.
BUY
BUY
March 18, 2006
Has new management, but is solid company and will continue to do well. Is currently a buying opportunity, if you have a long term view, and forsee growth in the US.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
March 18, 2006
Has new management, but is solid company and will continue to do well. Is currently a buying opportunity, if you have a long term view, and forsee growth in the US.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 14, 2005
Has a fair bit of exposure to the consumer and he has tried to orient his portfolio taway from consumer oriented companies.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
November 14, 2005
Has a fair bit of exposure to the consumer and he has tried to orient his portfolio taway from consumer oriented companies.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 30, 2005
Have had a couple of things go against them and the stock has acted poorly lately. Its growth rate has been declining and its CEO left in July.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 30, 2005
Have had a couple of things go against them and the stock has acted poorly lately. Its growth rate has been declining and its CEO left in July.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 25, 2005
Had a tremendous rally over the 1st part of this bull market, the spring of 2003. A lot of that growth came out of the demand for the film that they use in LTD flat panel TV's. This has been slowing down. Also have a health division which is doing quite well.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 25, 2005
Had a tremendous rally over the 1st part of this bull market, the spring of 2003. A lot of that growth came out of the demand for the film that they use in LTD flat panel TV's. This has been slowing down. Also have a health division which is doing quite well.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 24, 2005
(A Top Pick May 2/05. Down 7.5%.) Continuing to buy. No concerns over the longer term. Likes the exposure to global growth. Latest quarterly profits were down, but that's a short term noise.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 24, 2005
(A Top Pick May 2/05. Down 7.5%.) Continuing to buy. No concerns over the longer term. Likes the exposure to global growth. Latest quarterly profits were down, but that's a short term noise.
BUY
BUY
July 25, 2005
Not a pure tech, but makes good use of technology in their products. Trading at pretty reasonable multiples.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
July 25, 2005
Not a pure tech, but makes good use of technology in their products. Trading at pretty reasonable multiples.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 19, 2005
(A Top Pick May2/05. Down 3%.) Stock came off with the CEO moving over to Boeing. Temporary. Continues to be well positioned to benefit from global growth. A couple of divisions in the health care sector are under analyzed and will make a major contribution.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
July 19, 2005
(A Top Pick May2/05. Down 3%.) Stock came off with the CEO moving over to Boeing. Temporary. Continues to be well positioned to benefit from global growth. A couple of divisions in the health care sector are under analyzed and will make a major contribution.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 2, 2005
A great example of a company where the market over reacts on slightly disappointing news and it presents an opportunity to buy a stock at a good price and out away for the longer term.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
May 2, 2005
A great example of a company where the market over reacts on slightly disappointing news and it presents an opportunity to buy a stock at a good price and out away for the longer term.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 10, 2005
It's extrodinarily cheap at this price. "I would buy this thing blind at the current price"
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
March 10, 2005
It's extrodinarily cheap at this price. "I would buy this thing blind at the current price"
BUY
BUY
January 31, 2005
(Top pick on Market Call Tonight Nov 1/04. Up 9%.) Still likes and continues to buy for new clients. Well diversified and well managed comany. Especially likes its exposure in Asia. Will benefit from a weaker US$.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 31, 2005
(Top pick on Market Call Tonight Nov 1/04. Up 9%.) Still likes and continues to buy for new clients. Well diversified and well managed comany. Especially likes its exposure in Asia. Will benefit from a weaker US$.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 12, 2004
Involved in so many different product areas. Has good sustainability of growth. A good way to participate in the economic expansion.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
November 12, 2004
Involved in so many different product areas. Has good sustainability of growth. A good way to participate in the economic expansion.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 1, 2004
A really well diversified industrial with good global exposure. In a high growth area in the medical specialties area. Well positioned in Asia. Stock has dropped, so a good buying opportunity.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
November 1, 2004
A really well diversified industrial with good global exposure. In a high growth area in the medical specialties area. Well positioned in Asia. Stock has dropped, so a good buying opportunity.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 29, 2004
Looking for slower growth in 2005, so fundamentals become crucially important. A very diversified company, possibly 20% next year.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
October 29, 2004
Looking for slower growth in 2005, so fundamentals become crucially important. A very diversified company, possibly 20% next year.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 26, 2004
Too pricey to buy.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
October 26, 2004
Too pricey to buy.
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TOP PICK
October 22, 2004
Top Short A shoulder/head/shoulder pattern.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
October 22, 2004
Top Short A shoulder/head/shoulder pattern.
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TOP PICK
October 20, 2004
Trading near a 52 week low. Earnings were in line, but the market wasn't enamoured with them. Cyclical, but feels the cycle is going to be positive. Well diversified.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
October 20, 2004
Trading near a 52 week low. Earnings were in line, but the market wasn't enamoured with them. Cyclical, but feels the cycle is going to be positive. Well diversified.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 9, 2004
(Past top pick Mar 18/04. No change.) Still likes it. A well diversified industrial company. Sold off on the earnings release because they didn't exceed their guidance.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
August 9, 2004
(Past top pick Mar 18/04. No change.) Still likes it. A well diversified industrial company. Sold off on the earnings release because they didn't exceed their guidance.
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TOP PICK
June 24, 2004
Has been an underperforming company for many years. They are now getting more products through the R&D pipeline. Margins are going up. Benefits from a weaker US dollar.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
June 24, 2004
Has been an underperforming company for many years. They are now getting more products through the R&D pipeline. Margins are going up. Benefits from a weaker US dollar.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 19, 2004
(A top pick Mar 18/04. Up 4%.) Likes the exposure they have to Asia. With the general global recovery, this company continues to generate greater earnings.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
May 19, 2004
(A top pick Mar 18/04. Up 4%.) Likes the exposure they have to Asia. With the general global recovery, this company continues to generate greater earnings.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 4, 2004
(A top pick Feb 25/04. Up 11%.) Well positioned in an economic recovery and very well-positioned in Asia.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
May 4, 2004
(A top pick Feb 25/04. Up 11%.) Well positioned in an economic recovery and very well-positioned in Asia.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 18, 2004
Good exposure to Asia. Have a very strong medical technology side.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
March 18, 2004
Good exposure to Asia. Have a very strong medical technology side.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 25, 2004
Globally diversified. Has been in China for a decade, a high-growth area. Expect Asia will be the engine of growth.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
February 25, 2004
Globally diversified. Has been in China for a decade, a high-growth area. Expect Asia will be the engine of growth.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 25, 2002
Yield + 2%. Expensive. Will benefit from sales overseas.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
June 25, 2002
Yield + 2%. Expensive. Will benefit from sales overseas.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 10, 2002
Has good new management/products. Should have a lot of cost cutting which will increase margins.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
April 10, 2002
Has good new management/products. Should have a lot of cost cutting which will increase margins.
3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 11, 2002
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
December 17, 2001
Should benefit with a general economic pick up.
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
December 17, 2001
Should benefit with a general economic pick up.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 8, 2001
Stock rose on mngmnt changes. Mngmnt has a big job. BUY below $100
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3M Co. (MMM-N)
January 8, 2001
Stock rose on mngmnt changes. Mngmnt has a big job. BUY below $100
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