3M (MMM) Offering Possible 44.51% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days

3M's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on 3M is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $160.00 short put and a strike $155.00 long put offers a potential 44.51% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $160.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.54 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $3.46 would be incurred if the stock dropped below the $155.00 long put strike price.

The 5-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the short-term momentum for 3M is bullish and the probability of a rise in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.

The 20-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the medium-term momentum for 3M is bullish.

The RSI indicator is at 30.09 level which suggests that the stock is neither overbought nor oversold at this time.

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3M to Sell its Gas and Flame Detection Business
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:30:00 +0000
3M announced today it has received a binding offer from Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, to purchase 3M’s gas and flame detection business for $230 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. Teledyne is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. The gas and flame detection business is part of 3M’s Personal Safety Division.

SHAWBROOK MORTGAGE FUNDING 2019-1 PLC — Moody's assigns definitive ratings to Notes issued by Shawbrook Mortgage Funding 2019-1 plc
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:50:08 +0000
Moody's has not assigned a rating to the GBP 16.3M Class Z Mortgage Backed Floating Rate Notes due 2050. The Notes are backed by a static pool of UK Buy-to-Let (“BTL”) mortgage loans originated by Shawbrook Bank Limited (“Shawbrook”).

3M Stock May Be a Falling Knife Worth Catching
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 12:12:49 +0000
The past month hasn't been a particularly enjoyable one for the owners of 3M (NYSE:MMM) stock. In the latter part of April, the highly-diversified company cautioned that weakness in China would take a toll on its 2019 bottom line, and just a couple of weeks ago, an analyst warned the dividend that had made MMM stock a hero to income-minded investors was in jeopardy.Source: Shutterstock All told, the 27% dip in the 3M stock price since Apr. 25 makes superficial sense. Under the surface, though, the depth of the selloff of MMM stock may not hold up to scrutiny. * 6 Big Dividend Stocks to Buy as Yields Plunge Buying 3M stock looks tantamount to catching a falling knife, with no assurance any rebound will take shape now, if at all. For an investor with a little money to play with and a willingness to keep MMM stock on a short leash though, the shares look interesting now.InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips An Analyst's Take on MMM StockWriting about the dividend of 3M stock in mid-May, J.P. Morgan analyst Stephen Tusa stated, "Another leg down in fundamentals would mean they are on watch for a cut, after 37 straight years of increase."A year ago, such a development would have been unthinkable. Many of the old-guard names have already taken such a step, however. General Electric (NYSE:GE) started to pare back its payout in 2017, and more than a little legitimate-sounding dividend-cut chatter has plagued the likes of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) and AT&T (NYSE:T) for awhile now. So a dividend cut by 3M somehow doesn't seem out of the question.It's not just the dividend Tusa is concerned about, however. He's also worried about the bigger picture. He wrote,"While there are clearly some cyclical forces at play, we continue to believe the secular story, while less readily apparent, is challenged. This late in the cycle, defense growth garners an appropriate premium, and here we see neither defense, nor growth."Tusa concludes of MMM stock that "premium valuation is unjustified by undifferentiated fundamentals." Numerical RealityIt's entirely possible he's right. But, it's also entirely possible Tusa is overdoing it by giving MMM stock an "underweight" rating.As of the latest look, the analyst community is, on average, modeling earnings of $9.52 per share of 3M stock for the current fiscal year, down decidedly from last year's $10.46 on what should be a very slight drop in revenue. Weakness in China and other overseas markets are taking a bigger bite out of profits than sales, and with no end to the trade war in sight, investors have easily been led to assume the worst.The dividend, however, isn't in the deep jeopardy that's been implied.Over the course of the past four quarters, 3M has dished out total dividends of $5.52 per share. For the next four years, analysts, on average, are calling for a total payout of $5.76 per share of MMM stock. That still leaves a cushion in excess of $3.70 per share between the company's anticipated EPS and its expected dividend in 2019. That spread should widen again in 2020.But the amount of income the company will be able to retain for itself and invest in its future growth will be lower than in the past. Tusa is also worried about growing legal liabilities that may "significantly weigh on capital deployment capabilities – which has historically largely driven EPS growth."The organization has finally begun cutting costs, though. After releasing last quarter's disappointing results and equally disappointing outlook, 3M announced it would lay 2000 employees off. The Bottom Line on MMM StockNone of this serves as a guarantee that 3M won't cut its dividend. But, given the unlikelihood of that development in addition to the steep, exaggerated selloff MMM stock price has suffered over the course of the past five weeks, MMM stock is an interesting contrarian pickup at this point.Many analysts don't disagree. Despite the spate of bad news and the subsequent streak of downgrades, the professionals still sport a consensus price target on 3M stock of $188. That's 17% better than the current MMM stock price, which has been beaten down mostly by noise and fear.Nothing ailing 3M right now is insurmountable, and almost all of its problems are finally being addressed.MMM stock may be a knife worth trying to catch.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Sell Impacted by the Mexican Tariffs * 6 Big Dividend Stocks to Buy as Yields Plunge * The 10 Biggest Announcements From Apple WWDC 2019 Compare Brokers The post 3M Stock May Be a Falling Knife Worth Catching appeared first on InvestorPlace.

52-Week Company Lows
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:56:45 +0000
According to GuruFocus' list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows. The company has a market cap of $199.41 billion. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with WFC.

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