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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 1/2/1970. 3M Company is in the Diversified Machinery industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for 3M Company, is 1767.98, and so far today it has a volume of 1418000. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 21.98%.

To help you determine whether 3M Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.96 and forward P/E is 20.39. PEG perhaps more useful shows that 3M Company has a value for PEG of 2.57. P/S ratio is 3.63 and the P/B ratio is 9.19. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 58.61 and 43.67 respectively.

At the current price 3M Company is trading at, 180.1 (0.19% today), 3M Company has a dividend yield of 2.47%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 53.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.85, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.60% after growing 1.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 2.80%, and -0.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 606.9, and the number of shares float is 603.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 67.80%. The float short is 1.34%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 14.80%, and also a return on investment of 22.00%.

The ability for 3M Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.78 and total debt/equity is 0.99. In terms of margins, 3M Company has a gross margin of 49.70%, with its operating margin at 23.40%, and 3M Company has a profit margin of 16.30%.

The 52 week high is -0.77%, with 36.61% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.22% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.75%.

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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