3M Company (MMM - Get Report) is expected to report quarterly earnings of $2.49 a share on sales of $8 billion before the market opens April 25, based on a FactSet survey of 16 analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $2.50 a share on sales of $8.3 billion.

The stock has risen 11.5% since the company last reported earnings on Jan. 29.

Quarterly estimates have fallen 1.9 cents a share in the past month.

3M is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 20.4 based on the 12-month estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

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