Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified technology company 3M
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at 3M's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||St. Paul, Minn. (1902)|
|Market Cap||$62.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$29.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Inge Thulin
CFO David Meline
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||28.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.7 billion / $5.2 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 4,539 members who have rated 3M believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Great diversified industrial company. They have their fingers in several different industries which should help with ups and downs with the market and particular sectors. They seem to have their "innovation game" back on. Success comes from innovation (look at Apple).
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a diagonal call position in 3M and Johnson & Johnson, as well as a bull call spread position in Apple. The Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.