The ex-dividend date for Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) is Monday, May 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.49 per share. At a price of $38.17 as of 10 a.m., the dividend yield is 3.9%.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) is Monday, May 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.49 per share. At a price of $38.17 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%. The average volume for Sanofi has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sanofi has a market cap of $103.22 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Sanofi, together with its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 13.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Sanofi as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Sanofi Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.