The shares of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has been pegged with a rating of Hold by Gordon Haskett in its latest research note that was published on April 29th, 2019. Gordon Haskett wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of 3M Company, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Argus advised investors in its research note published on April 26th, 2019, to Hold the MMM stock. The stock had earned Neutral rating from BofA/Merrill when it published its report on April 26th, 2019. The stock was given Buy rating by Gordon Haskett in its report released on October 12th, 2018. Credit Suisse was of a view that MMM is Outperform in its latest report on October 12th, 2018. Morgan Stanley thinks that MMM is worth Equal-Weight rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on August 21st, 2018 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $212.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 2 have recommended investors to sell it, 12 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 1 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $188.00. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 1.02% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 19.38.

The shares of the company added by 0.63% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $166.18 while ending the day at $167.30. During the trading session, a total of 4.14 million shares were traded which represents a -43.9% decline from the average session volume which is 2.88M shares. MMM had ended its last session trading at 166.25. 3M Company currently has a market cap of $97.99B, while its P/E ratio stands at 17.85, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 3.03, with a beta of 1.01. 3M Company debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.69, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.40. MMM 52-week low price stands at $165.61 while its 52-week high price is $219.75.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $2.23 earnings per share which is below the $2.49 predicted by most analysts. The 3M Company generated $7,863.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $8,024.90 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $2.31 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -3.59%. 3M Company has the potential to record 9.37 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Wells Fargo published a research note on April 17th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Newell Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:NWL) is now rated as Outperform. Argus also rated NWL as Initiated on April 26th, 2019, with its price target of $11 suggesting that NWL could surge by 18.32% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $15.32/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.31% to reach $19.00/share. It started the day trading at $15.62 and traded between $15.33 and $15.52 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that NWL’s 50-day SMA is 15.27 while its 200-day SMA stands at 18.92. At the moment, only of Newell Brands Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 6.70M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 4.68 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 1.57%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -9.50% over the past 90 days while it lost -27.41% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc sold more NWL shares, decreasing its portfolio by -3.39% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc selling -1,535,458 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 43,714,981 shares of NWL, with a total valuation of $628,621,427. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its NWL portfolio by +0.12% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 35,928 shares in the last quarter and now controls 29,286,959 shares of the NWL stock, with the valuation hitting $421,146,470.

Similarly, SSgA Funds Management Inc decreased its Newell Brands Inc. shares by -0.32% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -61,718 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 19,083,178 shares of Newell Brands Inc. which are valued at $274,416,100. In the same vein, Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC increased its Newell Brands Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 1,760,294 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 13,841,740 shares and is now valued at $199,044,221. Following these latest developments, around 0.40% of Newell Brands Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.