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CLOSING UPDATE: Sanofi increases 0.5% - outperforming 90% of stocks 18 May 2018 18:07 CEST

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's French market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Sanofi, France's largest pharmaceuticals & biotechnology company by market capitalisation, has increased 32.0c (or 0.5%) today to trade at EUR66.44 and has outperformed 90% of the market in the past week. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the CAC 40 Index which fell 7.4 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.6%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 0.77 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The price climbed 4.2% in the last week and 5.8% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Price/Sales of 2.3 [3.1]

+ Dividend yield of 4.6% [1.2%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.8. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Note

Bearish Signals:

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low once.

Net profit margin has averaged 12.1% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 17.3% and suggests a low margin of safety.

As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is less than stellar at 7.7%.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings/Growth of 1.48 [0.4]

Return on Equity 7.7% [18.4%]

Return on Assets 3.8% [7.5%]

Return on Capital Employed 6.6% [9.2%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Sanofi keeps rising: up 5.4% in 6 days

18 May 2018 14:05 CEST

Sanofi (FR:SAN) extended its gains on Friday, rising an additional 38.0c (or 0.6%) to trade at EUR66.50. Trading volume was 2.1 times average so far today.

Afternoon Alert: Sanofi keeps rising: up 5.0% in 6 days

18 May 2018 12:06 CEST

Sanofi (FR:SAN) extended its gains on Friday, rising an additional 11.0c (or 0.2%) to trade at EUR66.23. Trading volume was 66% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Sanofi increases 1.5% - outperforming 91% of stocks

17 May 2018 18:09 CEST

Sanofi, France's largest pharmaceuticals & biotechnology company by market capitalisation, has increased 98.0c (or 1.5%) today to trade at EUR66.12 and has outperformed 91% of the market in the past week. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the CAC 40 Index which rose 24.5 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.1%.

Afternoon Alert: Sanofi increases 1.0%, leads Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector higher

17 May 2018 14:05 CEST

Sanofi (FR:SAN) has increased 1.0% to trade at EUR65.80 vs. the Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector which strengthened 32.8 points (or 0.3%) to 9,937.3. Representing a weighting of about 25.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 76.6% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 92% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 94% of average so far today.

Sanofi (FR:SAN; EPA:SAN; PA:SAN; FP:SAN)

ISIN: FR0000120578

PermID: 4296871638

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com