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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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Interest Coverage 84.38
SIAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.28 vs. SIAL: 84.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SIAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 84.38
Current: 84.38
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84.38
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

SIAL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 861,132 sh (+36.40%)
Mario Gabelli 434,150 sh (+16.13%)
Dodge & Cox 19,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 12,500 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Yacktman Fund 800,000 sh (-5.44%)
Donald Yacktman 1,428,207 sh (-8.42%)
Mairs and Power 5,613 sh (-9.67%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 400,000 sh (-15.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 809,034 sh (-23.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,512 sh (-66.60%)
Murray Stahl 24,890 sh (-70.91%)
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Q2 2015

SIAL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

George Soros 108,381 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 180,700 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 454,250 sh (+4.63%)
Yacktman Fund 800,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 400,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 19,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mairs and Power 5,593 sh (-0.36%)
Donald Yacktman 1,408,946 sh (-1.35%)
Murray Stahl 23,671 sh (-4.90%)
Jim Simons 677,932 sh (-21.27%)
Jeremy Grantham 181,987 sh (-77.51%)
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Q3 2015

SIAL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 2,374,400 sh (+250.24%)
George Soros 108,381 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 19,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Yacktman Fund Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 180,000 sh (-0.39%)
Murray Stahl 21,186 sh (-10.50%)
Mairs and Power 4,992 sh (-10.75%)
Mario Gabelli 369,400 sh (-18.68%)
Donald Yacktman 92,627 sh (-93.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,981 sh (-96.16%)
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Q4 2015

SIAL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Murray Stahl Sold Out
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Mairs and Power Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:SIQ.Germany,


Sigma-Aldrich Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in May 1975. The Company is a life science and a technology company that helps in enhancing human health and safety. The Company manufactures and distributes chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products and equipment products to its customers in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. The Company operates in three units including Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial. The Research unit products and services includes chemicals, reagents and kits, enabling the scientists to discover and develop new drugs and materials; Applied unit products and services includes high quality components and kits, chemical reagents, critical raw materials and certified reference standards, providing customized solutions to and constitute critical components and materials for diagnostic companies, testing laboratories and industrial companies; SAFC Commercial unit's products and services are used by its customers to develop and manufacture pharma, biopharma and electronics products. Its customers include pharmaceutical companies, universities, commercial laboratories, industrial companies, biotechnology companies, non-profit organizations, governmental institutions, diagnostic, chemical and electronics companies and hospitals. The Company's trademarks are the brand names; Sigma-Aldrich, Sigma, Aldrich, Fluka, Riedel-de Haën, Supelco, SAFC, SAFC Biosciences, SAFC Hitech, Genosys, Proligo, Pharmorphix, Cerilliant, Vetec, BioReliance and Cell Marque. The Company is subject to extensive regulation by federal, state and local governments and similar international agencies relating to the manufacture, sale and distribution of its products.

Guru Investment Theses on Sigma-Aldrich Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on Sigma-Aldrich Corp - Oct 19, 2015

Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (NASDAQ:SIAL)(4.4%) (SIAL – $138.92 – NASDAQ) is a leading life science and technology company based in St. Louis, Missouri that manufactures and distributes more than 230,000 chemicals, biochemical, and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally. On September 22, 2014, Merck KGaA, a German multinational pharmaceutical and chemical company, announced that it would acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $16.7 billion, or $140 cash per share. The deal received shareholder and regulatory approvals and should close within the next two months, pending completion of divestitures in the EU.



From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2015 ABC Fund commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Sigma-Aldrich Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on Sigma-Aldrich Corp Guru stock highlight
Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (NASDAQ:SIAL)(4.4%) (SIAL – $138.92 – NASDAQ) is a leading life science and technology company based in St. Louis, Missouri that manufactures and distributes more than 230,000 chemicals, biochemical, and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally. On September 22, 2014, Merck KGaA, a German multinational pharmaceutical and chemical company, announced that it would acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $16.7 billion, or $140 cash per share. The deal received shareholder and regulatory approvals and should close within the next two months, pending completion of divestitures in the EU. Read more...

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Dividend Yield 0.66
SIAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SIAL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SIAL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.66
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Dividend Payout 0.23
SIAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SIAL: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SIAL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23
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Forward Dividend Yield 0.66
SIAL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SIAL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.66
SIAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. SIAL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SIAL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.66
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Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,781
EPS (TTM) $ 4.07
Short Percentage of Float2.67%
52-Week Range $135.33 - 140.03
Shares Outstanding (Mil)119.80

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue (Mil $) 2,767 2,928
EPS ($) 4.34 4.74
EPS w/o NRI ($) 4.34 4.74
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
12.10%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.87 0.95
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Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlight: SIAL, GIS, TJX, HSP Mar 30 2015 
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