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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Sanofi, SNY

Sanofi, SNY is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Drug Manufacturers – Major in the sector of Healthcare. Based in France, Sanofi, SNY  has a market cap of 105461.56. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/2002, Sanofi, SNY performance year to date is -2.12%. Today Sanofi, SNY has gained 0.95%, with a current price of 40.44.

Ownership of the company is 16.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 9.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 6.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Sanofi, SNY is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.27. While Total debt/equity is 0.32. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 68.90%, and operating margin of *TBA. Sanofi ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year Sanofi, SNY has seen a EPS growth of 4.10%. A performance for the year of -22.52%. The 52-week high is -23.35%, and the 52-week low is 11.99%. The average volume for Sanofi, SNY is 621519.

With a target price of 51.33, can Sanofi, SNY reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Sanofi, SNY. Sanofi has a P/E of 22.47 and a forward P/E of 13.16. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.04. Sanofi also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.75 and 1.7 respectively. For P/cash, Sanofi has a value of 15.14, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 40.44, Sanofi has a dividend yield of 4.14%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Sanofi, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -1.77% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.10% for this year and for the last five years a -4.40% growth has been seen.

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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