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Steve Reitmeister

Don't Buy These Stocks

Dear Zacks.com Visitor,

A company may look good fundamentally, but something is amiss when it is dubbed a Zacks Rank #5 Strong Sell. Overall, stocks with that mathematical rating perform 4 times worse than the market.

That is why I want to give you a free welcome gift from Zacks.com: 220 Stocks to Sell Today.

Make sure none of the stocks you are holding or considering are on that Red Flag list.

3m Co: (NYSE: MMM)

(U.S: NYSE) As of Jul 28, 2014 04:01 PM ET

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$145.53 USD

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+0.41 (0.28%)

Volume: 1,999,799

Zacks Rank : 3-Hold [?]     3    

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Quote Overview

Stock Activity

Open 144.92
Day Low 143.78
Day High 145.63
52 Wk Low 112.36
52 Wk High 146.43
Avg. Volume 1,762,938
Market Cap 94.95 B
Dividend 3.42 ( 2.36%)
Beta 1.14

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 19.41
PEG Ratio 1.72
Current Qtr Est 1.98
Current Yr Est 7.48
Most Accurate Est 1.98
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] 0.00%
Exp Earnings Date 10/23/14
Prior Year EPS 7.10
Exp EPS Growth 11.26%
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Zacks Rank [?] Rank Change Trend Hold 3
Zacks Industry Rank 158 / 265 (Bottom 40%)
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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
3M CO MMM
NOBLE GROUP LTD NOBGY
CHINA MERCHANTS CMHHY
CLARCOR INC CLC
MACQUARIE INFRA MIC
BARLOW LTD-ADR BRRAY
COMPASS DIVERSF CODI
DANAHER CORP DHR
FED SIGNAL CP FSS
GENL ELECTRIC GE

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