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What to expect from 3M earnings

3M Co. is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings before the market opens Tuesday. Here's what you need to know:

EARNINGS FORECAST: Wall Street analysts' consensus estimate for earnings per share is $2.07, up from $2.02 last year, according to Thomson Reuters. 3M doesn't provide quarterly forecasts but expects to earn between $8.10 and $8.45 a share for 2016, up from $7.58 a share for 2015. Analysts are expecting the company to earn $8.26 a share.

REVENUE FORECAST: Analysts anticipate sales of $7.7 billion from the quarter, essentially flat from last year. For 2016, analysts are forecasting revenue of $30.4 billion, up slightly from $30.3 million in 2015. The company expects full-year organic sales will grow 1% to 3% over 2015.

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