There are a number of specific details that investors in 3M (MMM 0.48%) should know about its stock. The following slideshow covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the company from a shareholder's perspective.
The slideshow shows, among other things, that 3M rewards investors in multiple ways:
- It paid out 50% of its earnings via dividends over the last 12 months, corresponding to a 2.65% dividend yield.
- It bought back $4.7 billion worth of its own stock over the past four quarters, translating into a 3.8% decrease in 3M's outstanding share count.
- And even though its shares yield more than the S&P 500, 3M has still managed to outperform the large cap index over the past decade, outpacing it by 57 percentage points.
To learn more about 3M's stock, scroll through the following slideshow.