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||$63.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$29.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Inge Thulin
CFO David Meline
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||28.0%|
|Cash/Debt||$4.9 billion / $6.3 billion|
Johnson & Johnson
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 4,566 members who have rated 3M believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Not the most exciting stock in the market, but one of the most diversified, product-wise and internationally. Over $1B in R&D allows company to introduce products at a rapid-rate for a large company. Exposure to interesting, potentially fast-growth markets in healthcare and natural gas transportation. Trading just below market average on P/E.
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