| 3M is a technology company. Co.'s reportable segments are: Safety and Industrial, which includes businesses in abrasives, automotive aftermarket, closure and masking systems, electrical markets, industrial adhesives and tapes, and personal safety; Transportation and Electronics, which includes advanced materials, automotive and aerospace, commercial solutions, display materials and systems, and electronic materials solutions; Health Care, which includes businesses in food safety, health information systems, medical solutions, oral care, and separation and purification sciences; and Consumer, which includes businesses in consumer health care, home care, and home improvement. We show 56 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of MMM's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of MMM shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like MMM versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching MMM by allowing them to research MMM shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.