Why 3M Is Poised to Outperform
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 has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at 3M, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
St. Paul, Minn. (1902)
Chairman/CEO Inge Thulin
CFO David Meline
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$5.0 billion / $6.4 billion
Johnson & Johnson
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 4,583 members who have rated 3M believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[3M] is like a coiled spring. For the past 8 years, the stock price has remained stagnant, while the intrinsic value keeps growing and growing. Like clockwork, [3M's] return on invested capital comes [is] consistently around 20% while its weighted cost of capital comes in around 6%. ... [3M's] price will eventually have to catch up to the fundamentals. Outperform.
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