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February 03, 2011 08:06 ET

Equity Research on Tyco International Ltd. and 3M Co. -- Strong Growth Anticipated for the Diversified Machinery Sector

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the diversified machinery industry and has completed analytical research on Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) and 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

As the global economic recovery continues, industrial manufacturing has finally begun to see some benefit. Strong margins and growing demand have helped companies like Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) post strong earnings. Tyco saw its net income more than double compared to last year for the quarter ending December 24th. Tyco International Ltd. research report is accessible for free by registering today at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the diversified machinery industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Tyco International Ltd. and 3M Co.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Tyco International reported $659 million in net income compared with $302 million the previous year. Strong results in its security sector, which saw revenues jump, were the primary reason for this increase. Positive earnings reports across the sector are potentially a good sign for the broader economy, especially if the sector can provide some job growth. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the diversified machinery industry.

The strong margins have not been completely ubiquitous, however. 3M Co. saw its margins squeezed as raw materials costs grew by 3%. 3M's net income in Q4 was down 0.7% due to weak sales in health-care products and flat-screen TV components. High unemployment is the suspected cause for the weakness. The company anticipates strong sales in Asia and Latin America to boost earnings during 2011. 3M Co. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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