3M, AT&T: Dow Midday Movers
The Dow was rising 111.63 points to 13,038.80 midday Tuesday.
Shares of AT&T climbed 4.05% to $31.85. The telecommunication company's first-quarter earnings beat analysts' earnings estimates. AT&T reported profit of 60 cents a share, excluding items; analysts were looking for earnings of 57 cents.
TheStreet Ratings gives AT&T a B grade with a buy rating and $35.50 price target.
3M shares gained 1.89% to $88.78. The Scotch tape maker's first-quarter earnings beat analysts' estimates and the company raised the low end of its full-year guidance.
3M reported first-quarter earnings of $1.12 billion, or $1.59 a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $1.08 billion, or $1.49. The first quarter included a one-time charge of 4 cents a share. Analysts, on average, were expecting earnings of $1.49 a share.
Full-year 2012 guidance was raised to a range of between $6.35 a share and $6.50 a share from earlier estimates of between $6.25 a share and $6.50 a share.
TheStreet Ratings gives 3M an A- grade with a buy rating and $100.25 price target.