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How has 3M Company:(NYSE:MMM) performed recently?

3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 110006.21. It is in the Diversified Machinery industry and sector Industrial Goods, with a current P/E of 23.26, a forward P/E of 20.25 and EPS of 7.79. At a stock price of 180.92 (-0.10%) it has a dividend yield of 2.45%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 6.10%, more recently this last year it has grown by 1.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.45% and more long-term 8.44% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -2.20%.

For performance, 3M Company the past week has seen a gain of 1.74%. For the last month performance for 3M Company is 6.58%. While the last quarter is 7.53% and half year, 32.41%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.79%.

The 52-week high for 3M Company, is at -0.51%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 37.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.82% and 14.26% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.70%, and for the month it is 0.99%. 3M Company, has a target price of 171.87.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.76, and for total debt/equity 3M Company has 0.95. The gross margin is 49.50%, while operating margin is 23.30%, the profit margin is 16.30%. The current ratio is 1.5 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 67.20%. 3M Company has a payout ratio of 52.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 607.4. The shares float is 605.91, with the float short at 1.26%, with short ratio coming to 3.92.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see 3M Company, get 15.10%, with its returns on investment at 22.00%. Return on equity is 40.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 171.87, reached soon?

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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