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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 100009.46. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Sanofi is 38.92 (with a change from open of -0.03%), this in conjunction with a target price of 51.67. Volume today has so far reached 542833, with an average volume of about 2551.73. The GAP for this stock, is 1.30%.

The P/E ratio is 21.52, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.96. The current EPS for Sanofi, is 1.79, 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 -6.10%.

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 10.30%. Shares outstanding is 2602.38, while shares float is at a value of 2304.13. Float short for Sanofi is 0.14% and the short ratio is 1.24.

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 . The profit margin is .

Sanofi has seen returns on assets of , and on investment, 6.50%. Return on equity is . Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.26. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.61, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.62 and Price/cash is 14.34, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -3.62% and -2.51% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -21.83% and the 52 week low is 7.77%.

Sanofi has a dividend yield of 4.32%, with a current price of 38.92. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is . 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 -1.94%, with performance for the month coming to -3.32%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.18%, and for the half year the performance is -21.26%. Volatility for this week is 1.43% and for the month this is 1.12%.

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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