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Is Sanofi(NYSE: SNY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/2002. Sanofi is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Sanofi, is 2316.29, and so far today it has a volume of 2040500. Performance year to date since the 7/1/2002 is -6.15%.

To help you determine whether Sanofi is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.43 and forward P/E is 12.82. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Sanofi has a value for PEG of 3.35. P/S ratio is 2.56 and the P/B ratio is 1.62. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.08 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Sanofi is trading at, 38.41 (-0.16% today), Sanofi has a dividend yield of 4.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.79, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -1.80% after growing 4.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -56.00%, and -54.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2565.95, and the number of shares float is 2304.07. The senior management bring insider ownership to 16.40%, and institutional ownership is at 10.30%. The float short is 0.12%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.15. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 6.50%.

The ability for Sanofi, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.27 and total debt/equity is 0.32. In terms of margins, Sanofi has a gross margin of 68.90%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Sanofi has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -22.85%, with 6.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.65% and the 200 day simple moving average is -4.17%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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