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3M Company (MMM) and the Battle of Fundamentals vs. Technicals

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) went up by 0.30% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $203.21. The company’s stock price has collected -3.59% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 04/26/22 that 3M’s Earnings Were Good Enough. The Stock Is Rising

Is It Worth Investing in 3M Company (NYSE :MMM) Right Now?

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 13.58 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for MMM is at 0.92. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 0 analysts out of 21 who provided ratings for 3M Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 14 rated it as “hold,” and 5 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $156.25, which is $24.35 above the current price. MMM currently public float of 568.59M and currently shorts hold a 1.74% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MMM was 2.88M shares.

MMM’s Market Performance

MMM stocks went down by -3.59% for the week, with a monthly drop of -9.34% and a quarterly performance of -13.03%, while its annual performance rate touched -33.18%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.18% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.16% for 3M Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -8.15% for MMM stocks with a simple moving average of -20.44% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MMM

RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MMM reach a price target of $138, previously predicting the price at $136. The rating they have provided for MMM stocks is “Underperform” according to the report published on April 27th, 2022.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Hold” to MMM, setting the target price at $164 in the report published on April 27th of the current year.

MMM Trading at -10.64% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MMM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -35.83% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.16%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.18%, as shares sank -9.68% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -12.96% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MMM fell by -3.59%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -32.92% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $141.27. In addition, 3M Company saw -26.59% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MMM starting from Poul Mojdeh, who sale 1,634 shares at the price of $151.68 back on May 17. After this action, Poul Mojdeh now owns 7,637 shares of 3M Company, valued at $247,845 using the latest closing price.

Roman Michael F, the Chairman and CEO of 3M Company, sale 10,610 shares at $146.21 during a trade that took place back on May 03, which means that Roman Michael F is holding 90,361 shares at $1,551,288 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MMM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +21.29 for the present operating margin
  • +46.99 for the gross margin

The net margin for 3M Company stands at +16.75. Equity return is now at value 38.00, with 11.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.70.

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