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3M often looks like the Woody Hayes of stocks: 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Dave wonders if this might not be such a bad thing. After considering 3M's business units, he then offers up his thoughts on the company's long-term prospects. The video concludes with Dave's recommendation on 3M.

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