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3M Company (MMM)
Corning's Purchase Of 3M's Assets A Potential Inflection Point
On Monday, December 11 th , 3M Company ( MMM ) announced that it was selling substantially all of its Communications Market division to Corning ( GLW ) for $900mm. In the grand scheme of things, these deals are relatively immaterial to both companys bottom lines these are la…
3M: Do Not Make That Mistake
Image author: Jack Moreh. Source: Freerangestock Free Commercial Images Please skip this intro if you have read my previous articles. " It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. " Whether were talking about soc…
Equity CEFs: My Top Picks For 2018
In a year in which hype "trumped" reality, expectations for "trumped" tax cuts and "trumped" earnings growth resulted in a ramp up market that will be remembered not only for its 20%+ gains but for its lack of any significant pullback throughout the year. Certainly, a strong economy and strong…
Retirement Strategy: Yes, You Can Retire With Less Than You Think
It has been quite some time since I've written about a simple path to retirement on your own terms. As we head into a new year, there will be millions of regular folks thinking about retiring or even working just part time. Let me say this as simply as I can: There is more to living life than …
Dividend Champions: 10 Increases Expected By The End Of February
In compiling the Dividend Champions list, I get to see which companies are nearing the anniversaries of their previous dividend increases. Since most of these firms raise their payout about the same time every year, I can say with some confidence that they are likely to do so again. I have sep…
3M Is Overvalued. Wait For Better Prices.
One of the hardest things to do towards the end of a long bull market is to decide when it is time to sell winners. Lately, it feels like you could almost buy anything and it would go up. With world class companies, it becomes even more difficult to decide because over the long term, they are …
Automatic Data Processing: Great Total Return And Recent Dividend Hike For Income - And The Price Is Right
This article is about Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP ) and why it's a buy for the total return investor that also wants some dividend income. Automatic Data Processing is one of the largest human resources products and services companies in the world. ADP is a conservative investment f…
Top Ten Industrial Stocks For Dividend Growth And Income
We are sixteen months removed from my last update on the Industrial Sector, and it's been quite a run in the stock market since that article was published. The S&P has risen by an impressive 21.4% since August 12, 2016, while the industrial sector, as represented by the Industrial Select…
3M (MMM) 2018 Outlook Meeting Conference (Transcript)
3M Co. (MMM) 2018 Outlook Meeting Conference Call December 12, 2017 08:00 AM ET Executives Bruce Jermeland - Director, IR Inge Thulin - Chairman, President and CEO Nick Gangestad - SVP and CFO Mike Roman - EVP and COO H.C. Shin - EVP and Vice Chair Jon Lindekugel - SVP, Sup…
My Journey To Financial Independence: 86-Stock November Portfolio Update - Buying Apple, AbbVie And BMW
It's November and the year is coming to an end, fast and furious. Global stock markets rallied in November and despite still being hampered by the strong euro my portfolio also appreciated quite significantly driven mostly by Altria ( MO ) and AT&T ( T ). The expected corporate tax refor…
Let Hitters Swing For The Fence
The last portfolio update, "Dividend Growth Portfolio Update," Oct. 16, 2017 ( Dividend Growth Portfolio Update ) showed seven stocks in the portfolio representing more than 5% of the portfolio's value. Only three of them were generating more than 5% of the anticipated dividend flow from the p…