|Bid||208.49 x 800|
|Ask||209.69 x 800|
|Day's Range||205.61 - 208.60|
|52 Week Range||176.87 - 237.22|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.18|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||23.45|
|Earnings Date||Apr 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||5.76 (2.77%)|
|1y Target Est||203.29|
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.
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
3M revolutionizes optical interconnect for next generation data centers, leaving traditional fiber optic connector designs in the dust
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Regular readers of my columns know I spend a lot of time and effort determining each stock's own "normalized" valuation before making my predictions about its future prospects. How can you tell if a stock is cheap, or pricey, if you don't know what it typically fetches?
March will be jam-packed with geopolitical events that will dictate the investing landscape for the rest of 2019 and beyond, with the two biggest being Brexit and the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. U.S. markets have experienced a broad and swift recovery after the correction of late 2018. The S&P 500 is up 19% since its December 24th lows, but still hasn't hit its 2018 highs.
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in November 2018. It has since been updated and republished.]In a market environment that overwhelmingly encourages constant activity by investors who seemingly want to double their money every week, a discussion of stocks to buy and hold forever seems comically out of place.And yet, for better or worse, that's the mindset all of us should adopt for most of our investing capital. More often than not, the more you trade, the worse you end up doing.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt has been said (and verified) that 95% of true "day traders" -- the most aggressive and active of all market participants -- end up losing money by being too active for their own good. Conversely, the fact that Warren Buffett's favorite holding period is "forever" and how he's got a track record most investors would envy is just as telling. * 7 March Madness Stocks to Consider for the Big Dance With that as the backdrop, here's a rundown of 10 stocks to buy and hold forever … or at least until something significant changes with your life plans or the companies themselves.Source: Shutterstock AT&T (T)Dividend Yield: 6.6% Year-to-date gain: 7.5%Calling a spade a spade, shares of telecom giant AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) haven't been easy to own in a while. The stock is down 14% from its mid-2016 peak, while most other stocks are well up for the timeframe. The impasse has been an increasingly tougher wireless and broadband market. But now that plans to acquire media outfit Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) look good a turnaround might have begun.If your intended timeframe really is "forever" though, a tough couple of years is nothing … particularly considering you're collecting a healthy dividend yield on your position's current value.More than that though, this is a telco name with a lot of clout, and a little more than $50 billion in the bank. And, if/when the Time Warner deal goes through, it will have yet another revenue-bearing weapon in its arsenal.Source: Shutterstock Alphabet (GOOGL, GOOG)Dividend Yield: N/A Year-to-date gain: 6.8%Fans and followers of the company will likely know that Google parent company Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) beat last quarter's earnings estimate, posting $12.77 per share. What got lost in the shuffle is how operating margains fell to 21 % from last quarter's 24%.Appreciated or not, Alphabet is a profit and revenue growth machine that has earned its spot on a list of "forever" stocks to buy. It may not always beat estimates, but it does always increase its numbers. That's because it keeps finding a way to serve as the middleman for about 70% of web searches done on desktops, and boasts being the preferred search engine for about 90% of the queries made via a mobile device. * 9 Best Stocks to Buy on U.S.-China Trade Optimism If it was going to be toppled, we'd see evidence of it by now.Source: Shutterstock 3M (MMM)Dividend Yield: 2.78% Year-to-date gain: 8.94%In an era where complicated companies are shedding disparate parts of themselves so each arm can be hyper-focused on doing one thing exceedingly well, 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) is something of an outlier. It offers everything from office supplies to healthcare products to the power transformers you see perched on top of power-line poles.It's wild mix that seems to work for 3M though, giving the company something to sell regardless of the economic environment.The clincher: 3M has managed to pay -- and increase -- its dividend every year going all the way back to 1977.Source: Shutterstock Walmart (WMT)Dividend Yield: 2.15% Year-to-date gain: 5.37%Yes, the advent of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has proven problematic for the world's biggest retailer, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT). Rumors of Walmart's death at the hands of Amazon, however, have been greatly exaggerated.After being knocked over a few years ago, the company has regrouped, having figured out a way to fight the ever-growing reach of its online rival. The evidence? Last quarter's same-store sales grew 2.6%. Per-share profits missed estimates, to be clear, but much of that miss can be attributed to investments the retailer has been making in itself. * 7 IPOs to Get Excited for in 2019 While it has been an ugly battle at times, Walmart has finally learned how to compete with Amazon.com. The fact that it can leverage its stores to do so only bolsters the bullish case. Southern Co (SO)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 4.85% Year-to-date gain: 11.36%No list of stocks to buy and hold forever would be complete without a utility stock. In good times and bad, consumers almost always pay their electricity bill. And, even though margins are thin and power providers don't have a ton of pricing power, they have little competition in most markets. Most requests for rate hikes are also approved without question.To that end, Southern Co (NYSE:SO) is one of the top picks of the litter.Southern serves nine million customers, mostly in the south, although it's represented in most of the major regions of the United States. More important, Southern Co has dished out stunningly consistent (even if tiny) profit growth, setting the stage for equally consistent dividends. It has not failed to increase its annual payout since the late 90's.Source: Shutterstock Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)Dividend Yield: 2.62% Year-to-date gain: 7.08%As advanced as we've become as a society, the need for medicines, surgical products and simple healthcare solutions like Band-Aids and Tylenol is never going to go away. That means Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) -- which maintains a bigger product portfolio than most investors realize -- will always have something to sell to someone.That being said, don't think for a minute that a play on J&J is capitulation in the search for respectable growth. The company isn't just about treating tummy troubles and selling no-tears baby shampoo. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability It still operates a pharmaceutical arm as well, with rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease drug Remicade and blood-thinner Xarelto both driving more than $1 billion in annual sales for the company.Source: Shutterstock Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B, BRK.A)Dividend Yield: N/A Year-to-date gain: -0.7%If the Warren Buffett mindset is the underlying philosophy in play here, why not go straight to the source and buy a piece of the fund he built from the ground up? That's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B, NYSE:BRK.A).Sure, in his most recent letter to shareholders, the Oracle of Omaha said he's struggling to find new companies at a "sensible purchase price," which is the life-blood of the organization's growth. There's also the stark reality that the 87-year-old Buffett is increasingly less involved with Berkshire Hathaway. That separation is only going to widen as time marches on.Still, he has more than proven his way works for the long haul. Over the course of the past half-century, Berkshire stock has performed about twice as well as the S&P 500 has.Source: Shutterstock Waste Management (WM)Dividend Yield: 2.03% Year-to-date gain: 14.77%There's an old adage … the only two sure things in life are death and taxes.It's a humorous point about the limited nature of human life and the far-reaching power of the IRS. But, it's not necessarily a complete cliche. There's a third certainty. That is, as long as people are living on the planet earth, they'll be creating garbage to shuttle to their nearby landfill.Enter Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM), which runs garbage-pickup services for 21 million North American customers. Although its top and bottom lines ebb and flow, the bigger trend for both is pointed upward. * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now Look for more of the same too. As CEO Jim Fish pointed out late last month, "The babyboomers are coming into a period of heavy medical spend. All of our parents are aging and spending more on medical spend. There is medical waste generated from that, we are in that business. The industrial economy is important to us.Whether it's through repatriation from the new tax law, or just through the fact the U.S. and Canada are great places to do business and the industrial economy is showing some signs of life, we are a big industrial player on the back-end of the cycle."Source: Shutterstock American Water Works (AWK)Dividend Yield: 1.8% Year-to-date gain: 14.4%Perhaps just as certain as death, taxes and the creation of trash, as long as people are alive they're going to need water to survive. That puts a water utility name like American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) in the catbird seat.Much like electricity providers Southern Company, American Water Works Company -- which offers water and sewer services to 15 million people in the United States -- is rarely told no when it wants to raise rates. Water service prices have risen at above-inflation rates for the past several years, and American Water Works Company has benefitted from that industry-wide trend. It's not apt to change anytime soon.Source: Shutterstock Colgate-Palmolive (CL)Dividend Yield: 2.57% Year-to-date gain: 10.34%Last but not least, while the purchase of things like cars are cyclical, and the automobile industry itself is subject to constant reinvention, there are some consumer goods people just buy over and over again without a second thought. Among those often-repurchased items are Colgate toothpaste, Palmolive dish soap, Speed Stick deodorant and Cuddly fabric conditioner.Yep, they're all made by Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL), though they're only a small sampling of the brands you'll find under the company's umbrella. * 7 Cheap Stocks That Make the Grade Those who know the Colgate-Palmolive story well will know the company has gotten into some sloppy spending habits, crimping margins more than most shareholders would like. That's starting to change, however, with a serious and rather impressive cost-cutting initiative. The benefits of that work could last years, if not decades.As of this writing, James Brumley hold a long position in AT&T. You can follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley.Compare Brokers The post 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever appeared first on InvestorPlace.
3M Announces Its Commitment to Green Energy3M to go greenIn a press release today, 3M (MMM) announced that it’s committed to implementing a 100% renewable electricity program in all of its facilities around the world. The implementation of this
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Builds on Recent Pledge to Integrate Sustainability into All New Products This Year, Joins RE100, Partners with Xcel Energy, Inc. 3M CEO Mike Roman today announced the global manufacturing and technology company is committed to move to 100 percent renewable electricity in all its facilities around the world, beginning with its own headquarters tomorrow. “3M is flipping the switch to becoming powered 100% by renewable energy,” said 3M CEO Mike Roman.