Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer.

.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) is trading up 92 points (+0.5%) at 17,972 as of Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 93.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 390.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,609 issues advancing vs. 1,319 declining with 182 unchanged.

  • EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass.

The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be

3M

(NYSE:

MMM

), which is sporting a $1.60 gain (+1%) bringing the stock to $167.08. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 12.11 points or roughly accounting for 13.2% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for 3M currently sits at 940,278 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.3 million shares.

3M has a market cap of $103.43 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 0.7% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates 3M as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

.

null