3 - M Company - A Quiet Power Leader
3 - M Company is what I call a "Power Leader" for the Dow 30 Industrials. The current rally is decent increased strength and that, while it is in process is great, it usually leads to a pull-back. There are new signs of (NYSE:MMM) Topping. No Alarms at this time.
With new highs, certainly there can be "No Alarms" offer but there can be warnings and I am suggesting just that.
My previously written articles on MMM (just click) provide you the history of my forecasting, its accuracy and support for my performance. For over 50 years my management objective is to identify changing trends for my forecasting analytics. I simple want to have current notes to quickly refer to on the anticipated direction of this company and its industry peers.
My Performance for 3 - M can be found below and is about 34% per year for the last 5 years. That's per year without dividends.
The Company like so many others has taken some big hits over the years!
Have a long look at this Chart, it tells you a story about how to make and preserve your profits. Click on MMM.
A Special Note for Seniors & Retired Investors - Dividend Yield: 2.36%
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Forecast w/ 5 Year Performance
3 - M Company and other Industrial Sector Companies are tracking well. (MMM) is in a Power Rally and doing what I have expected. The Company has supported my Forecasts for many years, so just be prudent and careful at this time.
My Current Forecast is bright but I am a Cautious and Conservative Asset Manager! (I will be more specific upon request).
If you own or are considering owning Diversified Industry Companies, the securities are currently doing well.
My Current Opinion is to HOLD in anticipation of taking profits.
* Fundamentally - ( weighting - - 40% ): My Analytics for my Fundamental - Valuation play a vital role in profitable managing money. At this time my Valuations of (MMM) are not as positive at perhaps you are being told by other sources. Plainly stated they are looking anemic again. This does not make for a positive fundamental valuation of any Company for a long-term Hold.
* Technically - ( weighting - - 35%): Even with this fine Company, my Indicators are hanging in there quite well. It is on its highs of $145. The current rally (August 2011 to Date) is getting quite long in tooth.
* Consensus Opinion - ( weighting - - 25% ): My third pillar of Research is one that is ALWAYS distorted to the Positive by most all financial analysts. That's because they are afraid of being Bearish. I Am NOT! My articles on "Reality" are supportive of the below 20 year Chart.
I will personally and promptly reply to any serious investor's inquiry as to my very cautious position for (MMM) !
"Selectivity" is what I preach (along with Discipline and Patience) and is what separates the Average Investor and Mutual Funds from the profits that come with long-hours / hard work and "Selectivity."
Here are a number of the Component Companies / Peers in the Diversified Industries Industry Group that I focus on rather frequently: (MMM), (NYSE:GE), (NYSE:TYC), (NYSE:ETN), (NYSE:HON), (SI), (NYSE:CSL). And, a few more . . .
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MMM, GE, TYC, ETN, HON, SI, CSL