3M (NYSE:MMM) shares rose slightly today on third-quarter results that topped the consensus forecast.
The Maplewood, Minnesota-based company posted profits of $1.4 billion, or $2.45 per share, on sales of $8.9 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2021, for a 0.3% bottom-line gain on sales growth of 7.1%.
Earnings per share registering at $2.45 saw 3M come. in 25¢ ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $8.7 billion.
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