Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Monday . Approximately 1,742,644 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 19% from the previous session’s volume of 1,464,283 shares.The stock last traded at $39.44 and had previously closed at $39.67.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sanofi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $93.00 target price on shares of Sanofi in a research report on Monday, August 15th. Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Sanofi from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Sanofi in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Sanofi in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sanofi currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.50.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $41.14 and its 200-day moving average price is $40.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $101.42 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.95.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Sanofi by 115.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 695,109 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,646,000 after buying an additional 372,000 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its position in Sanofi by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 56,811 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,423,000 after buying an additional 2,424 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Sanofi by 7.3% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 26,510 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,131,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares in the last quarter.

Sanofi SA is a healthcare company focused on patient needs and engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of healthcare products. The Company is organized around three principal activities: Pharmaceuticals, Human Vaccines via Sanofi Pasteur, and Animal Health via Merial. The Company invests in emerging markets, diabetes solutions, vaccines, consumer health care, animal health, genzyme and other products.

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