|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||204.47 - 208.49|
|52 Week Range||176.87 - 221.86|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.18|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||23.02|
|Earnings Date||Apr 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||5.76 (2.75%)|
|1y Target Est||203.07|
3M’s new optical interconnect system expands the possibilities of fiber optic connector design
Where mentorship can get you somewhere in work and life, a sponsorship can be the most crucial relationship of your entire career, as economist and author Sylvia Ann Hewlett explains why, and how women can get sponsorships in the #MeToo era.
Although it spent most of the day in the black, when push came to shove at the end of the day, the S&P 500 ended Wednesday in the red. It was the second straight day of modest losses, but underscored by rising bearish volume.Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) set the tone, if not the pace, falling 3.4% largely thanks to news that the Federal Reserve was dialing back its plans to raise interest rates this year. Lower interest rates general translate into modest bank profits. Rivals Citigroup (NYSE:C) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) booked oversized losses too, however.At the other end of the spectrum, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) jumped 4.6% on bullish comments from RBC analyst Mark Mahaney. Mahaney cites, among other things, continued positive perceptions from its customers and the fact that new competition underscores the further legitimization of the alternative to traditional cable television.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNone of those tickers make for particularly great trading today, however. Rather, it's the stock charts of Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) of the most interest. Here's why. 3M (NYSE:MMM)It's not over the final hump just yet, but 3M stock is knocking on that door. And, it's doing so with the most bullish of backdrops. * 5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly If MMM can muster one more big thrust, it could set off a chain reaction of buying that may well reclaim much of what was lost in 2018. Click to Enlarge • The "final hump" is $211.80, where 3M stock peaked in December and again in February. It peeled back from the February effort, but is moving back within striking distance.• As of today, the purple 50-day moving average line is above the white 200-day moving average line. This so-called "golden cross" generally portends more bullishness.• It was the February setback and rebound that got the breakout effort renewed in perfect form. The gray 100-day and the 50-day moving average lines both acted as the support they needed to be … something neither had done in some time. Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)Back on Feb. 20, Freeport-McMoRan was highlighted as a breakout candidate. Shares had then-recently pushed through a couple of technical resistance levels, and were acting as if they were ready and willing to keep trucking.They didn't. After hitting their 200-day line that very day, the profit-takers came out of the woodwork. The bigger-picture bullish effort has been renewed though, exactly where and how it needed to. The next dance with the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts, could prove a bullish catalyst. Click to Enlarge • The reversal back into a bullish trend took shape right at the purple 50-day moving average line. This is precisely where one would want to see the bulls take a stand.• Although the volume is still below average, notice that the selling volume was waning on the way down, while the bullish volume has been building on the way up this week.• The white 200-day moving average line near $13.40 is still likely to act as resistance, but if it yields to the uptrend, there's little left that stands in the way. The next line in the sand is around $14.50, which lines up with the major peaks hit in the first half of last year. Marathon Oil (MRO)Finally, Marathon Oil is at an inflection point. Most oil and energy names are, prodded by rising oil and gas prices in an environment that suggests the slow uptrend is built to last. More than most other tickers from the energy sector though, MRO is well-positioned for a sizeable move higher. Click to Enlarge • The inflection point is $17.90, plotted with a white line on the daily chart. That level was a floor in October, but became a ceiling in November.• Like many other stocks, MRO is pushing up and off of support offered by the purple 50-day moving average line early this month.• Zooming out to the weekly chart of Marathon, we find that the December low is also a push up and off the same support line that has guided shares higher since 2016's bottom. Assuming the upper boundary of the range remains in play, MRO could rally back to at least $24 before hitting its ultimate resistance.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Invincible Stocks Leading The Bull Market Higher * 5 Dow Jones Stocks Coming to Life * 7 of the Best High-Yield Funds for 2019 and Beyond Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Freeport-McMoRan, 3M and Marathon Oil appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Today, 3M (MMM), a global science and innovation company, revealed the findings from its 2019 State of Science Index (SOSI), a third-party, independently researched study. Ultimately, amid hopes for the role science plays in creating a brighter future and its potential to solve global challenges, the survey found that scientific skepticism has grown, leading 3M to conclude that science needs advocates now more than ever.
3M Co. will restructure its business units, combining its growing safety division with its industrial products unit in a move that will cut the company's total business groups from five to four.
3M said on Monday that it would shrink its five operating segments to four. The idea is to organize 3M’s businesses based on the type of customer they serve, rather than just a rote labeling by market. The auto market has been a particular pressure point for 3M of late amid slowing global production, and it’s one reason new CEO Michael Roman has had to walk back guidance four times in a year.
March 18 (Reuters) - 3M Co said on Monday it would restructure its business into four operating units from five, as it looks to sharpen its focus on customers and boost growth. The company's shares fell 1 percent in early trading after it announced the four units - safety & industrial, transportation & electronics, healthcare and consumer. The maker of Scotch tape and Post-It notes, which reported total sales of $32.77 billion for the last fiscal year, said it expects annual revenue from its safety & industrial unit to be $12 billion, and $7 billion from its transportation & electronics unit.
3M said it will reduce its number of business segments to four from five in a realignment aimed at boosting customer focus and productivity at the manufacturing and technology giant.
3M Co said on Monday it would restructure its business to four units from five as it looks to increase customer focus and boost growth. The new structure will have the safety & industrial, transportation ...
Despite its long history, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) may have only just begun. Cisco stock once flew so high that it briefly attained the largest market cap. After the end of the dot-com boom, CSCO languished for years.Source: Shutterstock However, CSCO stock has taken on a new identity as a dividend-paying stock focused more on software and security. As a result, it appears positioned to benefit from the growth of 5G wireless technology.Between the dividend and the emergence of 5G, CSCO appears set to become one of the essential growth and income stocks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs Cisco: The Income StockI once had quite a history with Cisco stock. I bought shares in 1997, and I was thrilled when they had risen eightfold in just over two years thanks to the dot-com boom. Depressingly, I then watched most of my gains melt away over the next year and a half before I finally sold for a more modest profit.Much like I have become a different investor, Cisco has become a different company. The old Cisco focused on hardware. Today, the emphasis has shifted to software and security. Moreover, the Cisco of old focused on investments, buying companies, and inspiring a higher stock price. Today's Cisco trades 36% below its record high of 19 years ago and emphasizes its rising dividend.As for the payout, the company will pay out $1.40 to shareholders this year. This places the current yield at almost 2.7%. Moreover, CSCO has hiked the payout every year since the stock began paying dividends in 2011. Those who have held since 2011 earn a double-digit percentage yield. It would surprise me if CSCO stock did not become attain dividend aristocrat status (meaning 25-plus years of dividend hikes) in 17 years. Poised for More GrowthThis does not mean I advocate writing off Cisco stock as a stodgy Dow 30 equity. CSCO will produce necessary products and generate dividends. That said, I do not think Cisco will become more like Dow peers Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) than growth stocks such as Square (NYSE:SQ) or Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).However, I expect Cisco's products to generate more investor enthusiasm, and with that, more growth to add to the income stream. Wall Street forecasts profit increases of 18.1% this year and 10.1% the next. Moreover, CSCO has attained something unimaginable with the old Cisco stock--a low price-to-earnings (PE) ratio. Today, CSCO stock maintains a forward multiple of about 15.4.That appears cheap when considering the role Cisco will play in the 5G space. CSCO has created a "Cloud-to-Client" solution for 5G. This will affect the network at every level. It offers a seamless 5G solution end-to-end that will enhance security while optimizing speed and performance. This should drive profit increases as Cisco stock moves into the next decade--and the next quantum leap in wireless tech. Concluding Thoughts on Cisco StockExpect 5G to turn Cisco into the quintessential growth and income stock. Put simply, this is not the dot-com boom CSCO. This one-time growth stock has morphed into a more conservative, dividend-oriented company. Payouts have increased every year since 2011. With these rising payouts, it could eventually become a dividend aristocrat. Moreover, with its move into 5G, double-digit profit increases have returned.However, the real benefit may come as 5G represents the next great quantum leap in wireless technology. We already know 5G will probably equip every appliance, light fixture, and meter with wireless technology. However, the real power could come from what we do not imagine.Few could have imagined all of the apps that would come about when Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the iPhone in 2007. Investors should expect the same, surprising level of innovation as 5G becomes more prevalent.I do not know what products will emerge. However, regardless of what creation comes about CSCO could serve as the backbone to that technology. Even beyond the financials, that function could become reason enough to buy Cisco stock.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 of the Best Stocks to Buy Under $10 * 7 Single-Digit P/E Stocks With Massive Upside * 7 Best Quantum Computing Stocks Trading Today Compare Brokers The post Cisco Stock Is a Great Equity Buy and a Great Growth Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Why GE Rose 3% Yesterday despite Its Weak 2019 EPS OutlookCash flow to rebound next yearGeneral Electric (GE) has issued a weak 2019 earnings outlook and forecast a negative industrial FCF (free cash flow) this year due to its ailing power business.
GE Stock Falls on Lower-than-Expected EPS OutlookLower-than-expected earnings outlook General Electric (GE) stock fell 2% before markets opened today after the industrial conglomerate’s earnings outlook for this year fell short of analysts’
How does lifestyle interact with the ageing process? Nobel Media is arranging the event in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) with the support of 3M and other Nobel International Partners. “3M is committed to advancing scientific research and education to improve lives around the world,” said Kourosh Motalebi, 3M International Operations, leading 3M–Nobel Strategic Relationship.
Dividend growth rarely goes out of style, but sometimes investors need a little reminder about the importance of stocks that consistently and generously raise their payouts.The most recent refresher was the near-bear market in the fourth quarter of 2018. Stocks took a sharp turn for the worst beginning in October. The market rolled over, and each time it looked like stocks might finally start to recover, they managed to find their way to lower lows.They didn't stay there, of course. Equities have been firmly rallying since the Christmas break, and they very well remain on their bullish path.Regardless of how things may take shape going forward, however, stocks exposed their vulnerability. Safety and reliability became priorities here in the latter stage of an economic expansion. Consistent (and rising) income suddenly were appreciated once more.Here's a rundown of nine great dividend growth stocks to buy. They don't just offer nice yields; they also have a history of upping the ante on their payouts as well. That'll come in handy if interest rates begin rising again, ratcheting up the pressure on dividend stocks that can't beef up their payouts quite as quickly as others can. SEE ALSO: 57 Dividend Stocks You Can Count On in 2019
3M Co NYSE:MMMView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for MMM with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative but appears to be improving. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding MMM totaled $1.95 billion. However, outflows appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator. MMM credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) today announced the start of the 12th annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist), the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is designed to encourage the exploration of science and innovation among America's youth and to promote the importance of science communication.
3M Open officials announced today that University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital will receive a portion of the proceeds from the tournament to help support the hospital’s outstanding work in improving the lives of children. This gift is made possible through the newly established 3M Open Fund. The 3M Open, a premier stop on the PGA TOUR, will take place the first week of July at the TPC Twin Cities.
3M Launches Expanded Beam Ferrule and Connector System3M’s new system In a press release on March 5, 3M (MMM) announced that it unveiled its new Expanded Beam Optical Connector System. The system is designed to enable the industry to meet the
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U.S. stocks posted a fourth consecutive day of losses as the European Central Bank hinted at worsening economic conditions in the eurozone, marking the longest losing streak of 2019.