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3M
3M
Ticker: MMM
Share price as of March 20: $77.98
P/E ratio: 14.3

Its products are diverse, and 3M gets almost two-thirds of its sales internationally.

Earnings are projected to grow 10% in 2008 and to average 11% annually over the next five years.

And dividends have been rock-solid for half a century (current yield: 2.6%).


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Last updated April 10 2008: 4:48 PM ET