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December 02, 2010 08:15 ET

Equity Research on 3M Co. and Danaher Corp. - Conglomerates Balancing Act Gaining Investor Confidence

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the conglomerates industry and has completed analytical research on 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) and Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Conglomerates had a strong third quarter backed primarily by rapidly improving Asian markets and greater balance. Given the diverse nature of conglomerates, it is somewhat difficult to point specifically at what is fuelling their recent upswings. However, greater holdings balance does appear to be the common denominator amongst conglomerates. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the conglomerates industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the conglomerates industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on 3M Co. and Danaher Corp.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

During the economic downturn, conglomerates focused on rebalancing their holdings while seeking out emerging markets as a way to defend themselves from significant market fluctuations. The moves appear to be paying off as top conglomerates are withstanding the European debt crisis thus far. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

In addition to better balanced and globalized holdings, conglomerates are more evenly balancing their holdings with regard to financial cycles. Instead of being first, mid or final cycle heavy; successful conglomerates are coming closer to equal distribution across all 3 cycles.

As a result of these balancing acts, investors are swarming to consistently performing conglomerates. As the European crisis continues to move towards resolution and economic uncertainty seems perpetual in the US, balanced conglomerates could continue to be a safe bet for investors moving forward.

Earnings for Q3 2010 within the Conglomerates industry has been positive as denoted by results from 3M Co. and Danaher Corp. which saw their net incomes at $1.12 billion, that is an increase of 17%, and $646.4 million, that is a rise of 84% respectively. 3M Co. and Danaher Corp. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at and

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