Description: 3M Co. is a member of the S&P 500, a Dividend Aristocrat and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index. The company is a diversified technology company with a presence in various businesses, including industrial & transportation, healthcare, display & graphics, consumer & office, safety, security & protection services, and electro and communications.
Quantitative Stock Analysis: Updated: 2-14-2009
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Comments: Updated: 2-14-2009
MMM has enjoyed strong historical earnings, dividend growth and free cash flow. In addition, the company has relatively low debt and a strong balance sheet. MMM’s has demonstrated the ability to generate strong returns on capital and free cash flows, and will likely continue to do so. Risks include slowing growth in most of MMM’s business units from the current economic situation, lower growth in the optical display business, integrating business acquisitions and less than planned cost-saving initiatives.