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3M: Time To Buy The Dip Of This Dividend King With Dividend Increase Expected This Month

Published Wed, 02 Jan 2019 19:37:08 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

3M (MMM), one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of industrial products spanning medical to automobile products, is a buy for the dividend growth investor and total return investor. 3M has steady growth and has plenty of cash, which it uses to buy bolt-on companies, increase the dividend each year, and buy back shares. The stock comprises 0.92% of The Good Business Portfolio, my IRA portfolio of good business companies that are balanced among all styles of investing.

When I scanned the five-year chart, 3M has a good chart going up and to the right in a steady, strong slope for four of the five years, with 2015 flat in a poor market. The recent downturn in 2018 provides a buying opportunity to buy a quality company at a discount.
MMM data by YCharts
Fundamentals of 3M will be reviewed on the following topics below.
The Good Business Portfolio Guidelines Total Return and Yearly Dividend Last Quarter's Earnings Company Business Takeaways Recent Portfolio Changes I use a set of guidelines that I codified over the last few years to review the companies in The Good Business Portfolio (my portfolio) and other companies that I am taking a look at. For a complete set of the guidelines, please see my article "The Good Business Portfolio: Update to Guidelines, August 2018." These guidelines provide me with a balanced portfolio of income, defensive, total return and growing companies that will hopefully keep me ahead of the Dow average.
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EATON VANCE ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND II 16.45   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.16
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AMERISOURCEBERGEN 77.10   14.2 5.45 1.60 2.03
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VISA 153.03   33.0 4.64 1.00 0.65

EATON VANCE ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND II - EOS
EATON VANCE ENHANCED EQUITY INCOME FUND II - EOS  


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