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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for 3M Company (NYSE:MMM)?

The company in question is, 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) currently with a stock price of 180.46 (-0.19% today). The market cap for 3M Company is 109521.18, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Diversified Machinery industry. The target price for 3M Company is 181.85. Currently 3M Company is trading with a P/E of 23, and a forward P/E of 20.43. Average volume for 3M Company is 1781.34 and so far today it is 1326500.

Performance in the last year for 3M Company has been 32.53%. For EPS growth, 3M Company has seen a growth of 1.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.60%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.10% over the last five years and could be 8.93% for the next five years. 3M Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 2.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.72%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.14%.

Since the IPO date for 3M Company on the 1/2/1970, 3M Company has seen performance year to date to be 22.22%. With 3M Company trading at 180.46, the dividend yield is 2.46%, and the EPS is 7.85.

So could 3M Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23. The PEG is 2.58, P/S is 3.64 and the P/B is at 9.21. The P/cash is 58.72, with P/free cash flow at 43.76.

3M Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.78, and total debt/equity at 0.99.

In terms of margins, 3M Company has a gross margin of 49.70%, an operating margin of 23.40% and a profit margin of 16.30%.Payout ratio for 3M Company is 53.30%. Return on assets come to 14.80% with return on investment coming to 22.00%.

Insider ownership for 3M Company, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 67.80%. Outstanding shares are at 606.9. While shares float is 603.8. The float short is currently 1.34%, and short ratio is 4.54.

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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