MMM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Breakout Stocks on the Radar (GILD, MMM)

    June 8, 2016
    If these stocks break above short-term resistance they have room to run.
  2. The Share Buyback Report: The Industrials Sector (GE, MMM)

    May 21, 2016
    Analyze share repurchase data for the industrials sector to identify factors that are driving trends over time and buybacks ...
  3. DIA: An ETF Performance Case Study

    May 3, 2016
    Explore the returns of the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF since 2012 as well as the seasonality trends that generated ...
  4. DIA vs. IWL: Comparing ETFs with the Largest U.S. Companies

    April 15, 2016
    Find out how the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF compares with the iShares Russell Top 200 as mega-cap exchange-traded ...
  5. 3 Popular Industrials ETFs in 2016 (XLI, VIS)

    March 24, 2016
    Compare the performances of the most popular industrials sector ETFs with their expense ratios, and consider the cost efficiency ...
  6. The 3 Biggest Industrials Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, GE)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn which industrials stocks are featured most heavily in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, and explore the benefits of ETF investing.
  7. (XLI) Industrials SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 17, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings in the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund, and learn which companies could be the right stock ...
  8. XLI Vs. VIS: Comparing Industrials ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about the industrials sector, how it has fared during the market selloff, and read a comparative analysis of SPDR and ...
  9. Analyzing GE's Return on Equity (GE, MMM)

    March 4, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of GE, and understand the factors that drove it sharply from positive to negative in the ...
  10. 3M Beats Q4 Profit Estimates: Tale of the Tape

    January 26, 2016
    Despite the earnings beat, these results likely won't move the needle that drastically for 3M shares.
  11. Can Oil Sink More? Experts Give Mixed Opinions

    January 25, 2016
    Plummeting oil prices are the gift that keeps on giving. Not. BlackRock's Larry Fink is among those who say we haven't hit ...
  12. The Top 6 Large Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (JCI, ...

    January 19, 2016
    Identify large-cap, alternative energy stocks having the potential to make significant gains as a result of the transnational ...
  13. Chicago PMI Misses, Falls Back Into Contraction

    November 30, 2015
    ISM's Chicago PMI disappointed analysts, who expected it to remain in expansionary territory. The index has been see-sawing ...
  14. How the Dow Components Could Point to a Correction

    October 30, 2015
    For the most part, the Dow has been on fire since March 2009. So the profits of its components are growing, right?
  15. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  16. Stocks Breaking to Downside - Time to Sell? (SIX, MHFI)

    July 1, 2015
    These stocks have broken patterns or trendlines to downside, indicating more selling could be coming.
  17. How You're Probably Using a 3M Product Right Now

    February 20, 2015
    3M specializes in businesses in which few aspiring entrants have neither the patience nor the capital to build market share.
  18. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  19. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  20. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  21. 13 Buyback Kings: Should You Buy Them?

    February 12, 2014
    Over the past few years, I've been conducting quarterly reviews of companies that are aggressive repurchasers of their ...
  22. 13 Stock Buyback Kings: Should You Buy Them?

    February 12, 2014
    Over the past few years, I've been conducting quarterly reviews of companies that are aggressive repurchasers of their ...
  23. Rockwood Gets Its Deal For CeramTec

    June 17, 2013
    Rockwood gets a solid multiple for its high-margin, growing CeramTec business.
  24. Danaher Still A High-End Conglomerate, And Priced Like One

    January 31, 2013
    Danaher continues to execute according to plan.
  25. Smith & Nephew's Costly Deal

    November 29, 2012
    Smith & Nephew is having to pay a pretty hefty price for this growth injection and this just isn't a sustainable long-term ...
  26. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks To Know

    December 14, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  27. McDonald's: Investors (And Employees) Are Lovin' It

    October 28, 2009
    McDonald's has one of the best 401(k) plans around. It's no wonder this stock is soaring.
  28. 4 Double-Cross Buy Signs

    December 1, 2008
    Will the double crossover on MACD and Stochastic indicators trigger a move higher?
  29. 'High Touch' Equals High Return (MON, MMM, ECL)

    September 20, 2007
    We examine three companies responding to the backlash against hi-tech, computer-driven sales by adding the human touch.
  30. GE vs 3M -- Who's Better After Earnings?

    April 27, 2007
    A side-by-side comparison of two conglomerate heavyweights.
  31. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  32. What Volatility Really Means

    May 25, 2006
    When it comes to volatile, high-risk stocks, it's often much easier to talk the talk than it is to walk the walk.
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