3M has more than just dividends and buybacks up its sleeves

|About: 3M Company (MMM)|By:, SA News Editor

3M (MMM +2.7%) delivered some juicy morsels to investors today in the form of new buybacks and a healthy boost in the company's dividend payout, but investing in growth is still very much part of the equation.

Execs presenting at an investor meeting today noted that the lower barriers to entry in many categories has the company investing more in R&D. The goal of 3M is to break through into new platforms and markets.

3M Outlook Meeting webcast