3M (NYSE:MMM)

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The 4 Stocks That Floated the Market

April 16, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday with shares getting a boost in midmorning from the report on crude oil and gasoline stockpiles. The midafternoon release of the Fed’s ...
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The Five Stocks That Tanked the Dow on Thursday

March 13, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday after China reported industrial production, fixed asset investment, and retail sales well below expectations. U.S. retail sales came in a bit better ...
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Why CEO Jeff Immelt Spent His Bonus on GE Shares

CEO Jeff Immelt of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has demonstrated his confidence in the industrial conglomerate by investing his entire 2013 cash bonus in GE shares. Immelt picked up ...
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The Best Conglomerate for the Rest of 2014

Thursday marked yet another day with the S&P 500 Index hitting an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is still 300 or so points shy of its all-time high, ...
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Six Top Industrial Stocks to Buy Even at Record Highs in the Market

As the stock market races to new highs, all investors seem to ask the same question. With this much positive momentum, how do I stay involved? Can I commit new ...
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Three Leading Chemical Stocks to Buy With History on Their Side

The U.S. chemical sector has enjoyed significant tailwinds over the past 15 years -- starting at a steep discount to the S&P 500 due to the tech bubble; improving return ...
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Why This 3M Buyback Is So Impressive

Dow component 3M Corp. (NYSE: MMM) is confident enough about its future that it announced late Tuesday a new $12 billion stock buyback plan. This buyback is open-ended, so it ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dominated the Market on Tuesday

February 4, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday following a crushing on Monday that saw all three major indexes put up at least a 2% loss on the day. Equities ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Dividend and Yield Stocks to Buy During the Pullback

As the levels of panic start to rise in the market, so do the opportunities for investors who have put aside some cash in anticipation of the event we are ...
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New Dow Stocks Dominating the Dow: Technical Worries

Stocks were crushed Monday, with the Dow closing down 326 points to 15,732.80 and with the S&P 500 down 40 points to 1,741.89. A very weak Institute for Supply Management report on manufacturing was blamed, ...
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3M Earnings Enough to Pay for Improved Dividend

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the conglomerate posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.62 on revenues ...
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The 4 Stocks That Moved the Market on Friday

January 24, 2014: Markets opened lower on Friday and the tide of red ink flowed freely all day, with every sector trading lower. The DJIA closed down 1.96%, the S&P ...
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4 Stocks That Dominated DJIA Losses on Thursday

Thursday was another day that reminds investors just how sensitive the market can be in pullbacks after huge runs up. It was not the weekly jobless claims, but perhaps weak ...
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5 Stocks That Dominated the Market on Tuesday

The stock gods decided to buy the dip on Tuesday, a day after the biggest sell-off in about three months. Despite a lack of market-moving economic reports, the losses of ...
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The 2014 DJIA Bull and Bear Case: Boeing, Verizon, Coke, JPMorgan, Pfizer and More

We are now well  past the end of 2013, and many strategists have mixed targets for the stock and bond markets in 2014. The last year brought gains of 26.5% ...
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