What the Options Market Tells Us About 3M

Financial giants have made a conspicuous bullish move on 3M. Our analysis of options history for 3M MMM revealed 8 unusual trades.

Delving into the details, we found 50% of traders were bullish, while 50% showed bearish tendencies. Out of all the trades we spotted, 5 were puts, with a value of $195,038, and 3 were calls, valued at $199,495.

Predicted Price Range

Based on the trading activity, it appears that the significant investors are aiming for a price territory stretching from $50.0 to $95.0 for 3M over the recent three months.

Analyzing Volume & Open Interest

Looking at the volume and open interest is an insightful way to conduct due diligence on a stock.

This data can help you track the liquidity and interest for 3M's options for a given strike price.

Below, we can observe the evolution of the volume and open interest of calls and puts, respectively, for all of 3M's whale activity within a strike price range from $50.0 to $95.0 in the last 30 days.

3M Option Volume And Open Interest Over Last 30 Days

Noteworthy Options Activity:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
MMM CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $9.25 $8.35 $9.1 $95.00 $91.0K 38 22
MMM CALL TRADE NEUTRAL 06/20/25 $47.5 $43.0 $45.49 $50.00 $68.2K 0 14
MMM PUT SWEEP BEARISH 05/17/24 $2.08 $2.07 $2.08 $90.00 $63.6K 301 311
MMM PUT TRADE BEARISH 05/17/24 $2.08 $1.96 $2.08 $90.00 $41.6K 301 511
MMM CALL TRADE BULLISH 04/19/24 $12.2 $12.2 $12.2 $80.00 $40.2K 14 11

About 3M

3M is a multinational conglomerate that has operated since 1902, when it was known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. The company is well known for its research and development laboratory and it leverages its science and technology across multiple product categories. As of the second quarter of 2024, 3M is organized across three business segments: safety and industrial, transportation and electronics, and consumer. Nearly 50% of the company's revenue comes from outside the Americas, with the safety and industrial segment constituting a plurality of net sales. Many of the company's tens of thousands of products touch and concern a variety of consumers and end markets.

Present Market Standing of 3M

  • With a trading volume of 1,963,483, the price of MMM is up by 1.12%, reaching $92.96.
  • Current RSI values indicate that the stock is may be approaching overbought.
  • Next earnings report is scheduled for 21 days from now.

Expert Opinions on 3M

A total of 5 professional analysts have given their take on this stock in the last 30 days, setting an average price target of $98.8.

  • Consistent in their evaluation, an analyst from Barclays keeps a Overweight rating on 3M with a target price of $107.
  • An analyst from Mizuho persists with their Neutral rating on 3M, maintaining a target price of $105.
  • An analyst from RBC Capital has revised its rating downward to Underperform, adjusting the price target to $84.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Citigroup continues to hold a Neutral rating for 3M, targeting a price of $98.
  • An analyst from B of A Securities persists with their Neutral rating on 3M, maintaining a target price of $100.

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