MMM - 3M Company

NYSE - Nasdaq Real-time price. Currency in USD
171.88
+0.95 (+0.56%)
At close: 4:04PM EST
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Previous close170.93
Open171.66
Bid171.63 x 800
Ask171.88 x 1100
Day's range171.04 - 172.69
52-week range150.58 - 219.75
Volume2,617,186
Avg. volume2,674,672
Market cap98.84B
Beta (3Y monthly)1.10
PE ratio (TTM)20.38
EPS (TTM)8.43
Earnings date27 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
Forward dividend & yield5.76 (3.38%)
Ex-dividend date2019-11-21
1y target est169.13
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