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Is 3M Company(NYSE: MMM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/02/1970. 3M Company is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for 3M Company, is 1916.91, and so far today it has a volume of 1658000. Performance year to date since the 01/02/1970 is 19.82%.

To help you determine whether 3M Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.86 and forward P/E is 19.92. PEG perhaps more useful shows that 3M Company has a value for PEG of 2.71. P/S ratio is 3.59 and the P/B ratio is 9.21. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 71.46 and 42.65 respectively.

At the current price 3M Company is trading at, 178.01 (0.50% today), 3M Company has a dividend yield of 2.49%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 52.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.33% after growing 1.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.90%, and -2.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 607.4, and the number of shares float is 605.91. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 67.20%. The float short is 1.20%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.78. Management has seen a return on assets of 15.10%, and also a return on investment of 22.00%.

The ability for 3M Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.76 and total debt/equity is 0.95. In terms of margins, 3M Company has a gross margin of 49.50%, with its operating margin at 23.30%, and 3M Company has a profit margin of 16.30%.

The 52 week high is 0.12%, with 35.58% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.11% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.36%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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