3M Company qualifies for the Enterprising Investor but not the Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor has concerns with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios while the Enterprising Investor does not have any major initial issues with the company.
Company ProfileÂ (obtained fromÂ Google Finance):Â 3M Company (3M) is a diversified technology company with a presence in the industrial and transportation; health care; consumer and office; safety, security and protection services; display and graphics, and electro and communications businesses. 3M manages its operations in six business segments: Industrial and Transportation; Health Care; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security […]
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Johnson & Johnson does not satisfy the requirements of either the Enterprising Investor or the more conservative Defensive Investor. The Defensive Investor is concerned with the low current ratio, insufficient earnings growth over the last ten years, and the high PEmg and PB ratios.