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3M and Japanese Firm Each Get a Piece of Polypore

North Carolina-based filtration company Polypore International Inc. (NYSE: PPO) has signed a definitive agreement with Japan’s Asahi Kasei under which the high-tech filtration firm will be acquired for $60.50 per ...
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3M Solid Earnings, but Valuation Concerns Remain

Tuesday before the markets opened, 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) released its fourth-quarter financial results as $1.81 in earnings per share and $7.7 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for United Technologies in 2015

What will investors look for in 2015, now that the bull market that is almost six years old? Stocks have risen exponentially from the selling climax bottom in March of ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for 3M in 2015

The bull market is now nearing six years old. In 2014 the gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was 7.5% and the gain in the S&P 500 Index ...
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10 Recent Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

Investors love dividends and stock buybacks. After all, these are the two most common forms of returning capital to shareholders under corporate governance. With 2014 coming to an end, and ...
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3M Gets New Street-High Analyst Price Target

Could 2015 be the year of conglomerates? A new research report from the Merrill Lynch team has put a street-high price target on 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM). It is always ...
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2 More DJIA Stocks Deliver Dividend Hikes Much Larger Than Expected

As 24/7 Wall St. had previously predicted, there were a couple more significant dividend hikes in December within the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stocks. Both 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) and ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted Tuesday’s Market

December 2, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday as the energy sector managed to regain some of Monday’s lost ground. Crude oil prices didn’t keep pace, however, slipping to around ...
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5 Big DJIA Dividend Hikes Expected Before 2014 Ends

The bull market is nearing its sixth year, and companies have increased their dividends and stock buybacks as the market keeps hitting new highs. Several Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) components have ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, Honeywell, JetBlue, Level 3, Pandora, Petrobras and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday, and this will effectively be the last day full of major analyst calls this week as Wall Street and Main Street get ready for ...
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The 5 Most Revered DJIA Stocks Since the V-Bottom

It seems hard to imagine that the markets were in a panic selling mode just under one month ago. The peak selling took place in most Dow Jones Industrial Average ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks Leading the Market to a Mixed Close

November 4, 2014: Markets opened slightly lower on Tuesday as the bottom fell out on crude oil which went on to finish the day down 2% at just above $77 ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Boosted the Market

October 24, 2014: Markets opened slightly higher on Friday, and following a short trip below the break-even line, marched higher and appear headed to close up for the second consecutive ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Dominated the Market on Thursday

October 23, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following on reports of better than expected manufacturing PMI readings from China, Japan, and the eurozone. Solid earnings reports from two big ...
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3M Takes the Lead in Conglomerate Earnings Reports

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The conglomerate posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.98 on revenues of $8.1 billion. In the same ...
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