Minnesota's company stocks stick out the Wall St. storm

Categories: Economy

As America watches in horror as Wall Street crumbles, Minnesota companies are holding their ground. Most aren't seeing the best of times, but some analysts are suggesting that buyers purchase some of the top stocks from Minnesota-based companies.

Your best bets? Medtronic, General Mills and 3M.

Below you will find a recap of some of the top Minnesota company stock with links to interactive tables. The numbers and analyst suggestions speak for themselves.

As of the end of day Tuesday:

UnitedHealth Group (UNH):
Last Trade: 26
Last Trade Aug. 22: 30.61
Last Trade Sept. 24, 2007: 49.56
Analysts: 9 hold, 5 buy, 3 strong buy, 1 underperform

Target Corp (TGT):
Last Trade: 49.51
Last Trade Aug. 22: 52.66
Last Trade Sept. 24, 2007: 64.3
Analysts: 11 hold, 5 buy, 1 strong buy, 1 underperform, 1 sell

Supervalu (SVU):
Last Trade: 22.52
Last Trade Aug. 22: 24.59
Last Trade Sept. 24, 2007: 39.7
Analysts: 7 hold, 2 sell, 1 buy, 1 underperform

Best Buy (BBY):
Last Trade: 37.87
Last Trade Aug. 22: 45.14
Last Trade Sept. 24, 2007: 46.23
Analysts: 15 hold, 3 buy, 3 strong buy, 3 underperform

3M (MMM):
Last Trade: 69
Last Trade Aug. 22: 72.28
Last Trade Sept. 24, 2007: 91.81
Analysts: 6 hold, 5 buy, 3 strong buy, 2 underperform

Medtronic (MDT):
Last Trade: 52.05
Last Trade Aug. 22: 56.5
Last Trade Sept. 24, 2007: 56.94
Analysts: 10 buy, 10 hold, 8 strong buy

General Mills (GIS):
Last Trade: 68.05
Last Trade Aug. 22: 67.45
Last Trade Sept. 24, 2007: 57.88
Analysts: 6 buy, 5 strong buy, 5 hold


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