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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Sanofi (NYSE:SNY)?

The company in question is, Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) currently with a stock price of 38.45 (-0.57% today). The market cap for Sanofi is 98942.62, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Drug Manufacturers – Major industry. The target price for Sanofi is 51.33. Currently Sanofi is trading with a P/E of 21.33, and a forward P/E of 12.63. Average volume for Sanofi is 2301.2 and so far today it is 1648900.

Performance in the last year for Sanofi has been -18.45%. For EPS growth, Sanofi has seen a growth of 4.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -1.62%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -4.40% over the last five years and could be 6.40% for the next five years. Sanofi has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -54.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -56.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.57%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -4.31%.

Since the IPO date for Sanofi on the 7/1/2002, Sanofi has seen performance year to date to be -6.06%. With Sanofi trading at 38.45, the dividend yield is 4.32%, and the EPS is 1.8.

So could Sanofi, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 21.33. The PEG is 3.33, P/S is 2.55 and the P/B is at 1.61. The P/cash is 14.04, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Sanofi ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.27, and total debt/equity at 0.32.

In terms of margins, Sanofi has a gross margin of 68.90%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Sanofi is *TBA. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 6.50%.

Insider ownership for Sanofi, is at 16.40% and institutional ownership comes to 10.30%. Outstanding shares are at 2573.28. While shares float is 2304.07. The float short is currently 0.15%, and short ratio is 1.45.

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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