Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi (NYS: SNY) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sanofi and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
CEO Christopher Viehbacher (since 2008)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$6 billion / $21 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 981 members who have rated Sanofi believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Attach "Europe based" to nearly any company in this fall of 2012, and expect a measurable price discount. Add to that [Sanofi's] history of drug development and management coupled with the change growing population of drug consumers (read, more baby boomers aging), and you have a winner.
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