SOURCE: Bollinger Report

February 20, 2012 09:00 ET

A Forward Look, The Year Ahead -- Featured Research on Cooper Industries plc and 3M Company

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2012) - Today, www.BollingerReport.com introduced featured coverage of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) and 3M Company (NYSE: MMM). Full research reports are available to readers at: www.BollingerReport.com/index.php?sm1=CBE&sm2=MMM.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Bollinger Report screened and selected Cooper Industries plc for its current position within the conglomerates industry. Cooper Industries plc (Cooper) is engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and selling of electrical products and providing services worldwide. As of December 31, 2010, Cooper had manufacturing facilities in 21 countries. Operations in the United States are conducted by wholly owned subsidiaries of Cooper. A copy of this report featuring Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is available at: www.BollingerReport.com/index.php?sm1=CBE.

Bollinger Report is featuring 3M Company for its changing role within the conglomerates industry. 3M Company (3M) is a diversified technology company with a presence in industrial and transportation; health care; display and graphics; consumer and office; safety, security and protection services, and electro and communications. To download researches and analysis on 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) we welcome investors to visit: www.BollingerReport.com/index.php?sm2=MMM.

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