Cue the $100 Roll

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This corporate mammoth out of St. Paul, Minnesota could finally break the $100 share price.

3M Co. (MMM) has been an incredible investment this year, increasing 30% while paying out a 2.5% annual dividend yield.  The Post-It Note King could finally surpass the $100 share price before the end of the year.

Barron's put out a piece today titled 3M Can Post Further Gains.  Thanks to today's news that 3M is going to pickup Ceradyne (CRDN) for about $860 million the company will be able to post further gains.  Ceradyne means 3M will rake in more revenue in a number of industries, from energy to defense and transportation.

3M sports a P/E of 15 and its shares have been on a steady incline since summer. With the market trading sideways for the foreseeable future 3M looks attractive for a slow climb while paying out a dividend.  Ceradyne could finally put 3M over the $100 price level.

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