3M (NYSE: MMM ) is a steady company, but with the stock trading at 17 times earnings it's important to look at reasons to sell. Fool.com contributor Travis Hoium highlights why low organic growth, currency risk, and 3M's transition back to an R&D company are reasons to sell the stock in the video below.
With over 50,000 products, 3M plays a role in making everything from computers to power cables. A long history of invention and innovation has driven the company to its wide reach, but a focus on operational efficiency may be hurting the creative culture that once created Scotch Tape and the Post-it note. A new leader has taken over and vows to return innovation to the forefront. Does this mean the stock will become more than a dividend, returning to its former glory as a growth stock once again? Find out whether 3M has what it takes to pull it off in The Motley Fool's comprehensive new research report on the company. Simply click here now to claim your copy today.