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Holding the Dow back today was 3M (NYSE: MMM), which lagged the broader Dow index with a $2.17 decline (-1.4%) bringing the stock to $155.87. This single loss lowered the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 16.42 points or roughly accounting for 15.3% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for 3M ended the day at 2.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 2.3 million shares.3M has a market cap of $101.41 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.6%. 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 solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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