3M Co. is a diversified technology company, which manufactures industrial, safety and consumer products. The company operates its business through the following segments: Industrial, Safety & Graphics, Health Care, Electronics & Energy, and Consumer. The Industrial segment provides products, including tapes, abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials and filtration systems to diverse markets from purification to aerospace. The Safety & Graphics segment offers personal protective equipment, traffic safety & security products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning & protection products, floor matting, roofing granules for asphalt shingles, and fall protection products. The Health Care segment supplies medical and surgical equipment, skin health & infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental & orthodontic products, health information systems and food safety products. The Electronics & Energy segment offers optical films solutions for electronic displays, packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The Consumer segment provides sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, consumer and office tapes, repositionable notes, indexing systems, home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, and consumer & office tapes, as well as adhesives. The company was founded by Henry S. Bryan, Hermon W. Cable, John Dwan, William A. McGonagle and J. Danley Budd in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, MN.
In the midst of ASX reporting season, it is easy to forget that global markets are also going through the same process.
Since 22 January 2014 hundreds of companies covered by Skaffold have released their interim or full year results. We looked inside the global markets covered by Skaffold and discovered some interesting opportunities. We’ve identified a handful of new opportunities, which have the qualities of top stocks, across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Europe and Switzerland.
With Skaffold’s new custom alerting tool it is really easy to keep track of which companies have reported and how their balance sheets have changed since their last financial results.
Following four years of achieving Skaffold’s second highest score for balance sheet quality and business performance, debt purchase and collection business Credit Corp (CCP) has declined to A3.
50 companies updated in the United States instance of Skaffold Global over the weekend, including Google (GOOG), Amazon.com (AMZN), QUALCOMM (QCOM), 3M co (MMM), Mastercard (MA), Colgate-Palmolive, Time Warner Cable (TWC), Harley-Davidson (HOG), Under Armour (UA), Whirlpool Corporation (WHR), Citrix Systems (CYXS) and McCormick & Company (MKC).