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Latest Rundown of Underperforming 3M Stock

MMM’s dividend yield looks more attractive as valuation continues to drop

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3M Company (NYSE:MMM) is an American conglomerate that operates across multiple industries providing products for consumers and business. MMM produces over 60,000 products under several brands, including adhesives, personal protective equipment, dental and orthodontic products, medical products, car-care products, electronic circuits, healthcare software, optical films, and many others. At last glance, MMM is trading up 2.3% at $148.08.

3M stock has dropped about 16% year-over-year and have shed 29% since peaking at a two-year high of $208.95 in May 2021. Additionally, shares of MMM have already dropped 16% year-to-date but have tacked on 6% after dropping down to an almost two-year bottom of $139.74 just last week.

MMM trades at a decent forward price-earnings ratio of 14.63 but with a relatively high price-sales ratio of 2.49. In addition, 3M Company offers an excellent dividend yield of 4.01% with its forward dividend of $5.96.

Analyst are extremely pessimistic toward the security, leaving nothing but room for upgrades. Heading into today, all 14 covering brokerages sport a tepid "hold" or worse recommendation on MMM.


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