In the face of global economic uncertainty, 3M (NYSE:MMM) is a multinational conglomerate poised to create significant shareholder returns. Currently, 3M operates in 5 different segments through a globally diversified approach. These five segments are: Industrial, Health care, Consumer, Safety and Graphics and Electronics and Energy. The chart below demonstrates the revenue percentage gathered throughout the world.
2012 was a time of refocus for 3M. CEO Inge G. Thulin looked to align the organization to become more “relevant and responsive
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Over the past five years, many of the discount retailers such as Dollar General (NYSE:DG), have been on a robust run. As Dollar General is up over 178% over the past 5 years, a few questions begin to arise. Is this the time to invest? What are some of the strengths moving forward? and what are some of the headwinds that Dollar General will face?
On March 12th, Dollar General released their Q4 and 2014 annual report. Within the report,
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With consumers steering away from cash in favor of the convenience of credit and debit cards, companies that offer these products are still expected to see significant growth over the next few years. As the number of cashless transactions are increasing globally, year over year, Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company set to capitalize on this growing trend.
Visa is a company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories around
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There is no doubt that over the past couple of years, shareholders of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) have watched this company battle significant obstacles. With the data breach at the end of 2013 and its expansion north of the 49th which cost the company over $5 billion, this begs to ask, where is this company headed next? Are they setting themselves up for more turmoil down the road or are they positioning the ship and heading in the “right” direction?
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A couple of weeks ago, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) reported its Q2 earnings for FY 2015. Within the report, Costco stated it delivered an EPS of $1.35 earnings per share which was supported by a $57 million or $0.13 a share income tax benefit. Without this tax benefit, the company would have reported an EPS of $1.25, which still outpaced many estimates. Costco’s revenue of $27.454 billion missed some expectations, but still delivered an increase of 4.4% over last year’s
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