MMM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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, ...
  2. Stocks Breaking to Downside - Time to Sell?

    July 1, 2015
    These stocks have broken patterns or trendlines to downside, indicating more selling could be coming.
  3. Why Not All Dow Stocks are Created Equal

    May 1, 2015
    For the most part, the Dow has been on fire since March 2009. So profits of its components are growing, right?
  4. 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.
  5. Do Massive Buybacks Spur Major Upside?

    December 16, 2014
  6. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

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

    November 25, 2014
  8. This ETF Will Deliver Upside With Downside Protection

    May 16, 2014
    With markets near all-time highs as naysayers warn of a coming correction, how can you stick around for more gains and still ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. How 3M Got Back Into Wall Street’s Good Book

    October 24, 2013
    3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance. We'll take a closer look at the news and decipher if now ...
  13. Four Strong Stocks in Rising Trend Channels

    October 23, 2013
    Even with the S&P 500 rallying to new highs, a high quality entry and exit is still required to capitalize an a stocks uptrend. ...
  14. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  15. Danaher Could Be Loading Up For A Bigger 2014

    August 14, 2013
    Danaher has the resources to make some major purchases, but prices and expectations may be a little high.
  16. Boeing's Strong Earnings: Time To Buy?

    July 30, 2013
    Boeing's second-quarter earnings were very strong causing it to raise its 2013 guidance. However, nagging problems continue ...
  17. 3M Okay On Growth, But Margins A Growing Worry

    July 25, 2013
    Another margin miss should make investors question 3M's valuation .
  18. Rockwood Gets Its Deal For CeramTec

    June 17, 2013
    Rockwood gets a solid multiple for its high-margin, growing CeramTec business.
  19. 3M Ends Up In The Same Industrial Tar Pit As Everybody Else

    April 25, 2013
    Disappointing margins dent 3M's all-weather credentials.
  20. Illinois Tool Works Still Has Work To Do

    February 5, 2013
    Illinois Tool Works is already getting a lot of hype for saying and doing the right things.
  21. Danaher Still A High-End Conglomerate, And Priced Like One

    January 31, 2013
    Danaher continues to execute according to plan.
  22. Conglomerate Stocks Looking Good, Or Are They?

    January 23, 2013
    Conglomerate stocks are performing very well overall, but how they will perform in the future is the primary concern. As ...
  23. The Biggest Electronics Show, Google Gets A Slap On The Wrist ...

    January 8, 2013
    For investors, the tech sector is off with a bang.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 3M Stuck In The Same Macro Mire

    October 25, 2012
    3M is doing better than many conglomerates, but a miss at the revenue and operating lines is not encouraging.
  26. 3M Third Quarter Earnings

    October 23, 2012
    3M Company (NYSE:MMM) announced its results for the third quarter on October 23, 2012. 3M is a global manufacturer, technology ...
  27. These Companies Have Raised Their Dividends for 50 Consecutive ...

    October 18, 2012
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago. If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... 27%... ...
  28. 3M Takes On A Little Risk For A Potentially Great Deal

    October 1, 2012
    3M's acquisition of Ceradyne looks like the sort of deal that could quietly pay off very well in the years to come.
  29. U.S. Manufacturing Starts To Boom

    April 12, 2012
    With the Institute for Supply Management's PMI index rising for the 32nd month in a row, it's safe to say that the U.S. is ...
  30. Take A Pass On H.B. Fuller

    April 4, 2012
    Prospective investors might want to wait for a pullback before getting more interested in H.B. Fuller.
  31. 5 Solid Income Stocks Ready to Grow

    March 10, 2012
    Investors continue to seek out income stocks that have dividend yields like growth stock returns, but it usually means hit ...
  32. Cavities In Toddlers On The Rise: Time To Invest In Dentistry?

    March 8, 2012
    The New York Times recently reported on the significant rise of surgical dental work in toddlers.
  33. 2 of the Safest Stock Bets Around

    February 14, 2012
    Picking stocks that are increasing dividend payouts and growing in price, while meeting the moral requirements of a Catholic ...
  34. 3 Stocks On Sale

    September 7, 2011
    The market's summer selloff has brought stock prices down to attractive levels for some good companies.
  35. Boring Blue Chips

    August 17, 2011
    With most of the market commentary filled with dire predictions, many long-term investors are now carefully looking for value.
  36. Market Dislikes 3M's Quarter

    August 1, 2011
    Industrial giant and Dow component 3M had a strong quarter, but not strong enough for the market's tastes. Investors concerned ...
  37. Sales Up, But Rising Costs Dampen 3M Profits

    January 27, 2011
    3M had a slight earnings drop for the quarter despite a revenue increase. Rising raw material costs began to show themselves.
  38. 5 Low-Beta Stocks To Know In 2011

    December 29, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  39. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks To Know

    December 14, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  40. Aptar Group Outlines Strategy

    September 17, 2010
    The Aptar Group is counting on a corporate realignment and an excellent balance sheet to move past a slight pause in growth.
  41. 3M Posts Its Glowing Profits

    July 28, 2010
    3M remains a terrific company and a solid stock.
  42. Conglomerates Painting A Picture Of Global Weakness

    June 29, 2010
    Conglomerates Painting A Picture Of Global Weakness
  43. Invest In The Magazine Portfolio

    May 6, 2010
    Just for fun, I went through advertisers in Canadian House and Home. Despite being a Canadian magazine, well-known names ...
  44. The Best Long Term Dividend Records

    March 18, 2010
    Not many companies have the discipline and earnings to raise dividends every year for half a century, but these three do.
  45. Big Name Stocks With Rising Dividends

    February 26, 2010
    Do bigger profits, higher stock prices and expanding dividends mean ‘happy days’ are here again?
  46. A "Cash For Caulkers" Portfolio

    December 21, 2009
    Stocks that might profit from a "Cash For Caulkers" stimulus plan.
  47. 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.
  48. Stocks Going Into The Tank-Less

    October 19, 2009
    Tankless water heaters are popular these days. This article looks at a couple of the main North American players.
  49. Is The Price Right For Conglomerates?

    September 1, 2009
    Looking at conglomerates, we've analyzed five large companies using a modification of Ben Graham's Rule of 22.
  50. Hidden Gems For 2010

    July 1, 2009
    These hidden gems might just be the perfect fit for your portfolio in 2010.
  51. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  52. Dow Jones Components Under Resistance

    April 1, 2009
    Dow Jones Components Under Resistance
  53. Against The Grain: Four Stocks Raising Their Dividends

    February 19, 2009
    Looking for divivend stock? Take a look at these four companies.
  54. Benjamin Graham's Recession-Resistant Valuation Metric

    December 10, 2008
    Should near-term earnings be taken seriously?
  55. 4 Double-Cross Buy Signs

    December 1, 2008
    Will the double crossover on MACD and Stochastic indicators trigger a move higher?
  56. Is Stock Market Capitulation Over?

    October 15, 2008
    We examine the present market for clues to where and when we'll see a bottom.
  57. 10 Blue Chips On The Outs

    October 8, 2008
    The market has taken down stocks of all caliber, and these formerly sturdy blue chip stocks are due another look as we wait ...
  58. Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow

    April 11, 2008
    GE took a pounding Friday, yet the DJIA hardly moved. It's a flawed system where the more a company falls, the less it counts. ...
  59. '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.
  60. GE vs 3M -- Who's Better After Earnings?

    April 27, 2007
    A side-by-side comparison of two conglomerate heavyweights.
  61. 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.
  62. 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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