Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) was downgraded by equities researchers at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, MarketBeat reports.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Argus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Sanofi in a research report on Friday, September 1st. upgraded shares of Sanofi from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sanofi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Barclays upgraded shares of Sanofi from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Sanofi in a report on Friday, September 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.50.

Sanofi (NYSE SNY) traded down $1.02 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $44.62. 1,767,991 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,504,120. The company has a current ratio of 1.59, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Sanofi has a twelve month low of $38.45 and a twelve month high of $50.65. The firm has a market cap of $112,590.00, a P/E ratio of 14.46, a PEG ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.88.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SNY. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Sanofi by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 43,684 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,976,000 after purchasing an additional 1,448 shares during the last quarter. Boston Advisors LLC bought a new position in Sanofi during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $638,000. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Sanofi by 4,691.0% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 119,775 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,500,000 after purchasing an additional 117,275 shares during the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. bought a new position in Sanofi during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $281,000. Finally, Grove Bank & Trust raised its holdings in Sanofi by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 15,035 shares of the company’s stock worth $720,000 after purchasing an additional 1,141 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 9.13% of the company’s stock.

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About Sanofi

Sanofi is a healthcare company, focused on patient needs and engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of therapeutic solutions. The Company’s 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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