3M Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides 3M Company buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding 3M positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of 3M Company available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from 3M buy-and-hold prospective. Please see also 3M Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus

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3M Company -- USA Stock  

USD 229.21  0.21  0.0915%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding 3M Company is 'Strong Buy'.
For the selected time horizon 3M Company has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0645, jensen alpha of 0.2156, total risk alpha of 0.0421, sortino ratio of 0.193 and treynor ratio of 0.8544
Macroaxis provides buy or sell advice on 3M Company to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on 3M. Our buy, hold, or sell suggestion engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure 3M Company is not overpriced, please confirm all 3M Company fundamentals including its Shares Owned by Insiders, Cash and Equivalents, Number of Employees, as well as the relationship between Price to Sales and Book Value Per Share . Given that 3M Company has Price to Earning of 26.16 times, we suggest you validate 3M market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself this quarter and beyond given your latest risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.24Value At Risk1.58
Potential Upside1.39Standard Deviation1.52
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3M Greeks

Alpha over DOW
βBeta against DOW=0.27
Overall volatility
 IrInformation ratio =0.12

3M Volatility Alert

3M Company has low volatility with Treynor Ratio of 0.85, Maximum Drawdown of 8.01 and kurtosis of 9.52. However, we advice all investors to further analyze 3M Company to make certain all market information is desiminated and is consistent with the current expectations about 3M upside potential.
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Fundamentals3MPeer Average
Return On Equity45.78 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset13.17 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin17.65 % (5.5) %
Operating Margin23.18 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation144.71 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding595.61 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders9.74 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions10.42 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted30 K3.24 M
Price to Earning26.16 times40.69 times
Price to Book11.81 times14.44 times
Price to Sales4.47 times17.81 times
Revenue30.53 B9.85 B
Gross Profit15.07 B21.75 B
EBITDA8.53 B1.41 B
Net Income5.39 B517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents2.8 B3.89 B
Cash per Share4.68 times5.17 times
Total Debt11.31 B7.36 B
Debt to Equity97.1 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio2.22 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share19.42 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations6.75 B1.25 B
Short Ratio1.7 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share8.77 times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth2.67 times1.22 times
Number of Employees89.45 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization136.59 B29.78 B
Total Asset32.72 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings37.91 B38.24 B
Working Capital3.87 B3.58 B
Current Asset10.99 B36.8 B
Strong Buy


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Financial Leverage

   Acquisition by Lacey Roger Hd of 20651 shares of 3M subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance0.0645
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.8644
Mean Deviation0.9036
Semi Deviation0.7021
Downside Deviation0.9482
Coefficient Of Variation638.69
Standard Deviation1.52
Information Ratio0.1207
Jensen Alpha0.2156
Total Risk Alpha0.0421
Sortino Ratio0.193
Treynor Ratio0.8544
Maximum Drawdown8.01
Value At Risk(1.58)
Potential Upside1.39
Downside Variance0.899
Semi Variance0.4929
Expected Short fall(1.22)

Current Valuation

3M Current Valuation Analysis
3M Company is regarded second in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Diversified Industrial industry is now estimated at about 709.27 Billion. 3M totals roughly 144.71 Billion in current valuation claiming about 20% of equities under Diversified Industrial industry.