The deal dynamic for the company -- and the shares -- has become materially more difficult.
Stock had looked bullish, but today's action changes things.
Raise sell stop protection on MMM to lock in a profit, and/or take some money off the table.
Action Alerts PLUS managers plan to stick with the stock for the long term.
In this market looking for quality, even the best companies can hit a ceiling.
Longer-term investors may look to 'get even' as the stock hits the $35-$42 zone.
Now that Joy Global is being acquired, here are 4 other names with similar attributes.
Stocks of these resilient connectivity franchises deserve a look.
But the cycle will soon turn, so keep an eye on these 6 stocks.
Stay positive on ITW as long as it does not trade below the April high of $106.

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