3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value decrease of -0.62% or -1.09 points in the last trading session to close at $174.12. A total of 3.02 Million shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 2.77 Million shares, while its relative volume stands at 1.08. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has a market cap of $100.55 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 577.5 Million.

Shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) currently have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 3.2, number of Recs in ABR is 10 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 255. Out of the analyst recommendations 1 rate 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) stock a Buy, 1 rate the stock Outperform, 12 rate Hold, 2 rate Underperform and 2 recommend a Sell.

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $188 on the stock, this valuation is based on 15 number of opinions. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $221 while the most conventional has $156 target price.

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) as of recent trade, has shown weekly downbeat performance of -2.5% which was maintained at -19.33% in 1-month period. During the past three months the stock slid -16.98%, bringing six months performance to -13.42%. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bearish trend of -15.38% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected -8.62% negative outlook.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 15.1%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 56.2% and a Return on Investment of 23.5%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

While having a peek at profitability ratios 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 48.2%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 22.7% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 17.4%.

However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 4.41 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 18.58. The company’s forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 16.65. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 40.76. Its beta value stands at 1.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.4 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 1.69 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 1.61.