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Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Sanofi (NYSE: SNY), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 97821.82. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Sanofi is 37.68 (with a change from open of 1.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 51.67. Volume today has so far reached 4772710, with an average volume of about 2269.18. The GAP for this stock, is -1.87%.

The P/E ratio is 21.43, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.8. The current EPS for Sanofi, is 1.77, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -7.28%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Sanofi, EPS is looking like it will grow -2.79% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.60%. Quarter over quarter is -9.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -4.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -4.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 16.40% and institutional ownership is 10.20%. Shares outstanding is 2577.65, while shares float is at a value of 2304.13. Float short for Sanofi is 0.15% and the short ratio is 1.55.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.27, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.32. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 68.90% and their operating margin is *TBA. The profit margin is *TBA.

Sanofi has seen returns on assets of *TBA, and on investment, 6.50%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.25. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.57, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.62 and Price/cash is 14.14, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -3.61% and -5.02% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -24.32% and the 52 week low is 4.34%.

Sanofi has a dividend yield of 4.37%, with a current price of 37.68. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Drug Manufacturers – Major, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Sanofi is based in France.

Performance in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry means that Sanofi has seen performance for the past week of -1.58%, with performance for the month coming to -3.16%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -9.58%, and for the half year the performance is -18.51%. Volatility for this week is 1.04% and for the month this is 1.15%.

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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