Monday, February 11, 2008

3M Increases Dividend 4.2%

3M Company (MMM) announced a 4.17% increase in the company's quarterly dividend. The quarterly dividend increases to 50 cents per share versus 48 cents per share in the same quarter last year. The projected payout ratio is approximately 37% based on estimated 2008 earnings per share of $5.45. This compares to the 5-year average payout ratio of 38%. The company has an S&P Quality Ranking of A+.

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3M dividend analysis table February 10, 2008
3M stock chart February 10, 2008

1 comment :

American Dividend Investor said...

Exactly what you'd expect from this member of the “Broad Dividend Achievers”. If you're interested I did an analysis of 3M that can be found here.