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How to buy 3M Company (MMM) shares
Learn how to easily invest in 3M Company shares.
3M Company (MMM) is a leading conglomerates business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$151.59 after a previous close of USD$148.94. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$148.47 to a high of USD$151.71. The latest price was USD$148.93 (25 minute delay). 3M Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 95,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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3M Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||$139.74 - $201.63|
|50-day moving average||$148.07|
|200-day moving average||$171.15|
|Wall St. target price||$158.88|
|Dividend yield||$5.93 (4%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$9.61|
3M Company stock price (NYSE:MMM)Use our graph to track the performance of MMM stocks over time.
3M Company price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-10)||-0.13%|
|1 month (2022-04-15)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-02-15)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-11-19)||-16.91%|
|1 year (2021-05-19)||-26.49%|
|2 years (2020-05-19)||0.37%|
|3 years (2019-05-17)||169.09|
|5 years (2017-05-19)||195.8|
Is 3M Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing 3M Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of 3M Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
3M Company's P/E ratio
3M Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, 3M Company shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
3M Company's PEG ratio
3M Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.12. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into 3M Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
3M Company's EBITDA
3M Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a 3M Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
3M Company financials
|Revenue TTM||$35.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.35%|
|Gross profit TTM||$16.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.14%|
|Return on equity TTM||38.88%|
|Market capitalisation||$83.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
3M Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like 3M Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
3M Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.86
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and 3M Company's overall score of 35.86 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 76th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like 3M Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
3M Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 12.29/100
3M Company's environmental score of 12.29 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that 3M Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
3M Company's social score
Social score: 16/100
3M Company's social score of 16 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that 3M Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
3M Company's governance score
Governance score: 8.57/100
3M Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that 3M Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
3M Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. 3M Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that 3M Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
3M Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 59.4% of net profits
Recently 3M Company has paid out, on average, around 59.4% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), 3M Company shareholders could enjoy a 4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In 3M Company's case, that would currently equate to about $5.93 per share.
3M Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
3M Company's most recent dividend payout was on 11 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have 3M Company's shares ever split?
3M Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 29 September 2003. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your 3M Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for 3M Company shares which in turn could have impacted 3M Company's share price.
3M Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, 3M Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $139.74 up to $201.6337. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while 3M Company's is 0.9696. This would suggest that 3M Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
3M Company overview
3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Safety and Industrial; Transportation and Electronics; Health Care; and Consumer. The Safety and Industrial segment offers industrial abrasives and finishing for metalworking applications; autobody repair solutions; closure systems for personal hygiene products, masking, and packaging materials; electrical products and materials for construction and maintenance, power distribution, and electrical original equipment manufacturers; structural adhesives and tapes; respiratory, hearing, eye, and fall protection solutions; and natural and color-coated mineral granules for shingles. The Transportation and Electronics segment provides ceramic solutions; attachment tapes, films, sound, and temperature management for transportation vehicles; premium large format graphic films for advertising and fleet signage; light management films and electronics assembly solutions; packaging and interconnection solutions; and reflective signage for highway, and vehicle safety. The Healthcare segment offers food safety indicator solutions; health care procedure coding and reimbursement software; skin, wound care, and infection prevention products and solutions; dentistry and orthodontia solutions; and filtration and purification systems. The Consumer segment provides consumer bandages, braces, supports and consumer respirators; cleaning products for the home; retail abrasives, paint accessories, car care DIY products, picture hanging, and consumer air quality solutions; and stationery products. It offers its products through e-commerce and traditional wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers.
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