172.46 +0.58 (0.34%)
Pre-Market: 4:38AM EST
|Bid||172.21 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1100|
|Day's Range||171.04 - 172.69|
|52 Week Range||150.58 - 219.75|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.10|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.38|
|Earnings Date||Jan 27, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||5.76 (3.37%)|
|1y Target Est||169.13|
As 3M's corporate medical director, Dr. Oyebode Taiwo is responsible for the health and wellness of the company's 93,000 employees. He helped create 3M's The Science of Inclusion, and spoke at 3M's fourth annual Global Inclusion Day.
The 3M Board of Directors today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.44 per share for the fourth quarter of 2019. The dividend is payable Dec. 12, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov.
DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Tuesday morning with shares of Merck and Walt Disney leading the way for the price-weighted average. Shares of Merck (MRK) and Walt Disney (DIS) are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) is trading 73 points (0.
DOW UPDATE Behind declines for shares of IBM and 3M, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is declining Monday afternoon. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 36 points lower (-0.1%), as shares of IBM (IBM) and 3M (MMM) have contributed to the index's intraday decline.
3M Company, 3M Deutschland GmbH, 3M Innovative Properties Company, sia Abrasives Deutschland GmbH and sia Abrasives Industries AG have settled patent infringement lawsuits brought by 3M in the District Court of Mannheim in Germany and the Federal Patent Court in St.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of 3M Company and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
DOW UPDATE Behind declines for shares of Walgreens Boots and Exxon Mobil, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading down Wednesday afternoon. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 10 points, or 0.
DOW UPDATE Dragged down by declines for shares of Walgreens Boots and Exxon Mobil, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Wednesday morning. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 80 points (0.
Shares of Chevron and Walgreens Boots are trading higher Monday morning, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. The Dow (DJIA) is trading 135 points, or 0.5%, higher, as shares of Chevron (CVX) and Walgreens Boots (WBA) have contributed to the index's intraday rally. Chevron's shares are up $3.65, or 3.1%, while those of Walgreens Boots are up $1.38 (2.4%), combining for a roughly 34-point bump for the Dow.
As Minnesotans set their clocks back an hour this weekend to mark the end of daylight savings time, crews at 3M Co.'s Maplewood headquarters won't have to. There are almost no clocks left.
General Electric is making major changes after a brutal couple of years. Here is what the fundamentals and technical analysis say about buying GE stock now.
DOW UPDATE Led by positive momentum for shares of Walgreens Boots and Dow Inc., the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Friday morning. Shares of Walgreens Boots (WBA) and Dow Inc. (DOW) have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) is trading 250 points higher (0.
DOW UPDATE Shares of Dow Inc. and Exxon Mobil are trading higher Friday morning, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Dow Inc. (DOW) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) have contributed to the index's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 152 points (0.
Stocks were roiled Thursday by the return of headline risk, which was compounded by the variety of that risk -- it was both domestic and foreign in nature.Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com Starting in the latter category, China appears intent on adding another chapter to the long-running trade saga with the U.S. Today, the world's second-largest economy sounded cool on the idea of the two sides reaching a more comprehensive trade accord. Beijing appears steadfast in the view that no more concessions will be made until the U.S. budges on hot button issues."Chinese policy makers are gathered in Beijing for a key political meeting that's set to conclude on Thursday," reports Bloomberg, citing sources close to the talks. "In meetings ahead of that plenum some officials have relayed low expectations that future negotiations could result in anything meaningful -- unless the U.S. is willing to roll back more of the tariffs. In some cases, they've urged American visitors to carry that very message back to Washington, the people said."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere in the U.S., in what President Donald Trump is calling the biggest witch hunt in our country's history, the House of Representatives voted, mostly along party lines, 232-196 to proceed with impeachment of the 45th U.S. president. Assuming this effort makes it out of the Democrat-controlled House, it will almost certainly die in the Republican controlled Senate.Still, Mr. Market isn't a high school government class expert, but he is an expert in gauging uncertainty. Uncertainty is undesirable in financial markets, but that's exactly what the impeachment proceedings are creating. * 7 Stocks to Buy in November So that gets us to the Nasdaq Composite falling by 0.14% while the S&P 500 retreated by 0.3%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 0.52% with just five of its 30 holdings in late trading, one of the worst ratios seen in weeks. Thank Goodness for AppleInvestors cringing at the thought of how bad things could have been today for the Dow if not Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are right to feel that way. Apple, the third-largest member of the price-weighted Dow, gained 2.26% today and was easily the best performer among the thinly populated club of Dow gainers.Thursday's bullishness in Apple came after the company reported a blowout set of fiscal fourth-quarter results after the close Wednesday. Apple notched earnings of $3.13 on revenue of $64.04 billion while Wall Street was expecting earnings of $2.84 on revenue of $62.99 billion. Declines in iPhone sales moderated and there was solid growth in other areas of the company's businesses."The company posted 18% growth in services, nearly 17% growth in iPad sales and 54% growth in wearables, driven in particular by AirPod sales," according to Barron's. On A Related Note…Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), a soon-to-be competitor of Apple's in the streaming entertainment war, was one of the other Dow winners today, albeit in modest fashion. Disney reports earnings for the quarter on Nov. 7, with analysts expecting EPS of 95 cents on revenue of $19.03 billion.News that Disney's European Riviera Resort project is set to be operational by mid-December was viewed as one of the reasons for the stock's small gain today. Sour CyclicalsIt was a rough day for cyclical stocks, such as Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and 3M (NYSE:MMM). That pair have endured plenty of rough days this year, but news that the US/China trade issue is, well, still an issue, pressured Caterpillar today. Both of those stocks fell more than 2% today.The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) and China's PMI, data points released earlier today, were seen as bad and that was enough to weigh on cyclical names.The likes of Caterpillar and 3M could be tested again Friday with the October jobs report and the Institute for Supply Management's October survey due out before the bell. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayNovember starts on Friday, and let's hope history holds true to form because the eleventh month of the year is usually kind to equities. Over the past 20 years, the Dow has averaged November gains of 1.6%, the third-best month of the year for the blue-chip index, while closing higher in the month 70% of the time.Interestingly, industrials are one of the best-performing sectors on a historical basis in November. The aforementioned weakness in 3M and Caterpillar could test that thesis this year.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Buy-and-Hold Stocks to Play Investing's Biggest Trends * 7 Stocks to Buy in November * 5 Strong Buy Stocks Under $5 With Massive Upside Potential The post Dow Jones Today: China Trade, Impeachment Drive Return of Headline Risk appeared first on InvestorPlace.
DOW UPDATE Dragged down by declines for shares of 3M and Walgreens Boots, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is declining Thursday afternoon. Shares of 3M (MMM) and Walgreens Boots (WBA) are contributing to the index's intraday decline, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 143 points (0.
3M announced it has joined the Well Living Lab Alliance, a global consortium of organizations supporting the advancement of knowledge about how the indoor places where people live, work and play can improve human health and well-being. 3M’s values align with the mission of the Well Living Lab to better understand the connection between our everyday living spaces and our overall health. 3M chose to be a Sustaining Alliance member and will work with the lab to identify further needed research and to conduct studies in the Well Living Lab to advance this research.
3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd), have named 14-year-old Kara Fan from San Diego, California, the winner of the 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). Kara invented a first aid liquid bandage using nano-silver technology to reduce the risk of superbug infections caused by antibiotic overuse.
This follows a $2.5 million seed round last year and a $1 million personal investment by its three co-founders.
Income investors love dividend stocks for their regular payouts; any stock-price appreciation is just gravy. The Kiplinger Dividend 15, the list of our favorite dividend-paying stocks, delivers on the first front, yielding 3.4%, on average, compared with a 1.9% yield for Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and a 1.7% yield for the 10-year Treasury bond. What's more, over the past year, our list has slathered on the gravy, too, returning 13.6%, on average, counting dividends and price appreciation, compared with a 4.3% return for the S&P; 500\. Big gains don't come without some strings attached. Like many stocks that have ridden this record-long bull market, some of the names on our list appear to be richly valued now. And although dividends buttress returns when a stock's price slides, pricey stocks could take a big hit in the event of a stock market plunge. Perhaps more salient for dividend investors, major boosts in the share price diminish a stock's yield, as is the case with Blackstone Group and Realty Income--two stocks originally chosen for our list because, among other things, they historically provided yields above 4%. Although they've slipped below that bar, we're not yet ready to jettison them for performing too well, and we believe that their yields can return to historical averages. We're keeping an eye on them, but we're making no changes to the list at present. The Dividend 15 are divided into three categories: stocks with a long history of stable dividends, stocks with the potential for rapid growth in their payouts, and high yielders. Find a dividend stock that suits your needs, or select a mix. SEE ALSO: 25 Dividend Stocks That Analysts Love the Most
It took three months, but the major U.S. equity benchmarks revisited all-time highs Monday, supported by more good news on trade. Now comes the hard bard: basically every equity market breakout dating back to last year has been met with immediate selling.Source: Venturelli Luca / Shutterstock.com Things could be different this time around because the U.S.-China news appears to be improving and this week, there's another round of marquee earnings reports for investors to digest. Plus, the Federal Reserve meets this week and with that could come another interest rate cut.And for good measure, the October jobs report will be delivered Friday by the Labor Department.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo all of that is to say while previous breakouts have failed, there are enough catalysts from a wide array of sources available this week to support continued upside in equities. We'll see what the rest of the week brings, but on Monday, equities were in style.The Nasdaq Composite added 1.01% while the S&P 500 jumped 0.56%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.49% with 21 of its 30 components higher in late trading. Microsoft: Still WinningThose invested in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) by now know the company recently scored a significant coup in beating rival Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) for a Department of Defense contract, explaining in part why Microsoft was the best-performing member of the Dow Jones today. * 10 Stocks to Buy Regardless of Q3 Earnings The size of the contract, $10 billion, isn't overwhelming, particularly not for a company with a market capitalization north of $1 trillion, as is the case with Microsoft. The story here is that Azure, Microsoft's cloud business, the one the company said grew by 59% in the third quarter, is becoming an indomitable force in the cloud computing space.Yes, there's controversy surrounding this win for Microsoft, but it's not directly related to the company itself. Amazon seems miffed that it lost this competition because it was viewed as the leader throughout and there are rumblings that President Trump steered this agreement in favor of Microsoft due to some ill will toward Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. There's a lot of moving parts there, none of which involve any impropriety on Microsoft's part, and it's likely the company keeps the DoD contract. Apple AdvanceAs noted above, there are some bellwether companies reporting earnings this week and that includes none other than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which steps into the earnings confessional Wednesday after the close of U.S. markets.Apple has been on a torrid pace as of late and the stock can ill afford any disappointing news on the iPhone 11 or Apple + streaming, which is slated to debut in November. The stock was up 1%, so it appears some investors are buying in advance of Wednesday's report."Apple's guidance for the quarter calls for revenue of $61 billion to $64 billion, with gross margins of 37.5% to 38.5%. Analysts expect profits of $2.84 a share, which would be down from $2.91 in the year-ago quarter," according to Barron's. Credit Where It's Due3M (NYSE:MMM) is a name I've been mentioning quite a bit lately due in large part to what can be described as erratic behavior by a struggling stock, but the shares gained 1.79% following an eventful week last week. Every recovery has to start somewhere, but some market participants still have plenty of reservations about 3M."Fundamentally more of the same, including continued weakness in auto [and] electronics [and in] China," said JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa in a note out Monday. "However, there were material incremental negatives including downside at health care which many view as the "crown jewel of the portfolio" posting 2% organic on the easiest [comparison] of the year."Translation: bottom fishing with 3M is still a risky proposition. * 7 Defense Stocks to Buy to Fortify Your Portfolio Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayThis is an eventful week in terms of earnings, macroeconomic headlines and domestic economic data points and the next few days are likely to go a long way in determining the fate of riskier assets into year end and how equities will start 2020. While there will be jitters this week, there are still reasons to remain engaged with equities."In hindsight, 2016 was a classic mid-cycle slowdown," said BlackRock in a note out Monday. "We think 2019 could be similar but acknowledge this time could be riskier simply because the cycle is older and the economy has less slack to offer a buffer. Yet we don't see this as the end of the economic expansion -- or equity gains. End of cycle is usually marked by spiking commodity prices, wages that are rising too quickly, and the Fed lifting rates to avert economic overheating. None of these are evident today. In fact, it's just the opposite. One potential upshot: A continuation of slow growth and a stock market that can grind higher."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 AI Stocks to Buy to Profit from the Recent Tech Correction * 5 IPO Stocks With Lockup Expiration Dates Around the Corner * 3 Clean Energy ETFs for a Brighter Future The post Dow Jones Today: Another Trade-Fueled Rally appeared first on InvestorPlace.