**3M Company (NYSE:MMM)** is being projected to post an EPS of $2.17 for the quarter ended 2016-09-30. 7 days ago the estimate stood at $2.17 and 30 days ago at $2.17. Similarly, the projected figure 60 days ago was $2.17 and 90 days ago it was $2.17.

The estimates have seen a change of 0% from 7 days ago. During this period, the figure was upwards 0 times and downwards 1 times. During the last 180 days upwards revision in the EPS estimate happened 0 times and downwards revision happened 3 times.

The number of revisions upwards was 0 in 30 days, 1 in 60 days, 1 in 90 days and 1 in 120 days.

The number of revisions downwards was 1 in the last 30 days, 4 in the last 60 days, 3 in the last 90 days and 3 in the last 120 days.

**Earnings Surprises**

For the quarter ended 1, 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) had a mean EPS estimate of $2.17 out of 7 estimates. When the actual figure was announced on 2016-04-26 it was $2.05, giving a surprise margin of $0.13 or 6.77% per share. The actual EPS yielded a standard deviation of 0.07 from all estimates.

**Quarterly Sales Estimates**

4 analysts gave **3M Company (NYSE:MMM)** an annual sales estimate of $7477.61, if the arithmetic mean of the estimates is considered. The estimate stands at $7519.72 if the median is considered. The estimates are for the year 2016. The estimates range from a low of $7285 to a high of $7586, with the standard deviation of the estimates being 135.333%.

In the last week, 4 analysts increased their sales estimate while 4 decreased it. The change in the mean estimate for the period is 0%.

In the last month, 4 analysts increased their sales estimate while 4 decreased it. The change in the mean estimate for the period is 0%.

In last 3 months, 4 analysts increased their sales estimate while 4 decreased it. The change in the mean estimate for the period is 0.209%.

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