3M stock forecast and price prediction

MMM stock price: $175.95 3.26% At close on Jan 26th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 27th, 2021


3M forecast brief

  • 3M stock skyrocketed 3.26% to close at $175.95 on the stock market on Tuesday.
  • 3M released its earnings report on Tuesday
  • From the chart point view, price is drawing an scaled downtrend since last November with lower tops and lower bottoms. this downtrend marked a -2.05% loss.
  • Royal Bank of Canada posted a neutral rating for 3M last Sunday
  • 3M Company develops, manufactures, and markets various products worldwide. It operates through four business segments: Safety and Industrial, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer.

3M stock price forecast

Nobody can predict how much a share will be priced in the future. Banks and financial organisations post their analysis forecasting how a particular stock will performance in the future.

Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions publish their price target based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these estimates follow the release of new financial information by the company, and usually. If you are a small investor you shouldn't invest based on these projections.

The average price target for 3M stock calculated from the table below is $179.00. 3M closed at $175.95 on Tuesday, that is a 1.70% than the forecasted price.

3M stock price predictions
Brokerage firmPrice target
Jan 7th, 2021
Bank of America $170.00
Jan 12th, 2021
Morgan Stanley $176.00$188.00
Jan 24th, 2021
Royal Bank of Canada Not available

Analysts recommendations

In the last 30 days, 3 ratings were published for 3M

3M analysts' ratings - Last 30 days
Brokerage firmRating
Jan 7th, 2021
Bank of America NeutralSell
Jan 12th, 2021
Morgan Stanley
Jan 24th, 2021
Royal Bank of Canada Neutral

Earnings and financials

On Tuesday, 3M Company ($MMM) posted EPS for that beat Wall St. expectations. Quarterly EPS was $2.38 per share vs the estimates of $2.15. This Q4 report represents an earnings surprise of 10.70%. On the contrary, reported sales were $8.6 billion, in line with analysts' forecasts.

This compares to Earnings of $2.15 per share a year ago, so current EPS is a gain of 10.70%. Looking at revenue, figures scarcely moved compared to $79.9B year over year.

3M ($MMM) is hosting the earnings call next April.

3M stock: buy or sell?

Is 3M good stock to buy now?

3M received 3 ratings in the last 30 days: 0 bullish, 1 bearish and 1 neutral.

Currently, 3M stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $MMM will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Is it time to sell 3M stock?

Currently, 3M stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you hold 3M shares and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

3M stock price action predictions

3M accumulates a selloff of -2.05% since its latest top last November at $179.63. Like in all downtrends, the stock oscillates drawing lower highs and lows. In this case, we have seen 2 consecutive lower tops.

SMAs overview

MMM stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $176.00 (0.03% above)
  • R2: $177.22 (0.72% above)
  • R3: $177.46 (0.86% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $175.36 (-0.34% below)
  • S2: $174.96 (-0.56% below)
  • S3: $172.89 (-1.74% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price broke down the lower band on January 12, the price rebounded by 7.23%. The price is moving very close to the upper Bollinger band, signaling some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a sell point, as price can move in these levels for many days and weeks

    MMM stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The has been between the the levels of 30 and 70 for many weeks, and therefore, without this indicator really being helpful in making any decisions.

    MMM stock RSI chart

    3M stock price history

    3M went public priced at an adjusted price1 of $1.48 on Jan 1970. Since then, MMM stock surged by 11,788.51%, with an average of 231.15% per year. An investment of thousand dollars on Jan 1970 would be valued $118,885.14 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    MMM stock price history chart

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    3M summary

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
    Day range$172.08 - $176.84
    Previous close$170.39
    Session gain3.26%
    Average true range$4.14
    50d mov avg$172.02
    100d mov avg$167.80
    200d mov avg$159.92
    Earnings dateApril 27th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is 3M stock symbol?

    3M Company is a public company trading in the US stock market with the MMM symbol

    Will MMM go up?

    3M had different price predictions published by analysts in the last 4 weeks forecasting the target price to $179.00. That is a 1.73% than the current price ($175.95).