Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for 3M (NYSE: MMM) is tomorrow, November 20, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 59 cents per share. At a price of $89.43 as of 9:46 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%. The average volume for 3M has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. 3M has a market cap of $60.9 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates 3M as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full 3M Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. FREE for a limited time only: Get TheStreet Ratings #1 Stock Report NOW!.