SOURCE: Five Star Equities

Five Star Equities

January 27, 2012 08:20 ET

Textron and 3M Poised for Growth as US Economy Continues to Recover

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Textron & 3M Co.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 27, 2012) - Large industrial companies have posted better-than-expected results in recent months as strong demand from emerging markets and an improving US recovery is helping to offset weakness in Europe. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the conglomerates industry and provides equity research on Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) and 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.fivestarequities.com/TXT
www.fivestarequities.com/MMM

Earlier this week Textron Inc. announced that it posted a $19 million fourth-quarter loss because of several one-time charges. On the upside, the diversified manufacturer's adjusted results were better than expected, and its 2012 guidance topped Wall Street predictions. The company said it expects to post a 2012 profit from continuing operations of between $1.80 and $2 per share, while analysts polled by FactSet expect a profit of $1.66 per share.

The most recent quarter reflected growth at helicopter maker Bell and the division that makes golf carts and industrial products, as well as a continued recovery in the Cessna jet unit as corporate customers rebound from the recession, the Associated Press reports.

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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. 3M manages its operations in six operating business segments: industrial and transportation; health care; display and graphics; consumer and office; safety, security and protection services; and electro and communications. Earlier this week 3M New Ventures, the corporate venture organization of 3M, announced an investment in HydroNovation Inc. of California, a developer of next-generation water conditioning systems for residential and food service industry applications.

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