Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
) pushed the Health Care sector lower today making it today's featured Health Care laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Sanofi fell $1.44 (-3.2%) to $43.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.4 million shares of Sanofi exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $42.67-$43.68 after having opened the day at $43.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.50. Other companies within the Health Care sector that declined today were:
), down 22.4%,
), down 20.5%,
), down 16%, and
), down 13.3%.
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Sanofi, together with its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. Sanofi has a market cap of $115.13 billion and is part of the
industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 15.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Sanofi a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Sanofi as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full Sanofi Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 20.9%,
), up 19.5%,
), up 15.5%, and
), up 14.4%, were all gainers within the health care sector with
) being today's featured health care sector leader.
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