Sanofi (SNY) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sanofi earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8122701533253 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Sanofi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $45.00 price objective (down previously from $50.00) on shares of Sanofi in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine cut Sanofi from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Bank of America cut Sanofi from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, TheStreet cut Sanofi from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sanofi has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.33.

SNY traded up $0.12 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $40.08. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,030,087 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,373,623. Sanofi has a 52 week low of $38.14 and a 52 week high of $50.65. The company has a current ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market cap of $100,524.16, a PE ratio of 12.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.92.

Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.69 by ($0.07). Sanofi had a net margin of 23.25% and a return on equity of 24.30%. The business had revenue of $8.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.65 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.25 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Sanofi will post 3.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 10th will be paid a $1.8609 dividend. This represents a yield of 4.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 9th. This is a boost from Sanofi’s previous annual dividend of $1.58. Sanofi’s dividend payout ratio is 35.14%.

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Sanofi Company Profile

Sanofi is a healthcare company, focused on patient needs and engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of therapeutic solutions. Its segments are Pharmaceuticals, Human Vaccines (Vaccines), and Other. The Pharmaceuticals segment comprises the commercial operations of various franchises, including Speciality Care (Rare Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, and Oncology), Diabetes and Cardiovascular, Established Prescription Products, Consumer Healthcare and Generics, and research and development, production and marketing activities for all of the Company’s pharmaceuticals operations.

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