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Societe Generale Needs a Profitability Boost

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Societe Generale, or SocGen, has not been able to generate a level of profitability ahead of its cost of capital since 2006, and we do not anticipate any changes that will position the bank to outearn its cost of capital on a consistent basis. Cost-cutting can potentially improve profitability, but there is also an inflexion point where further cost-cutting will result in damage to the franchise.

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Founded in 1884, Societe Generale is one of France's major banks. It was historically viewed as primarily a corporate and investment bank, but it has meaningful retail banking operations in France, Eastern Europe, Russia, and North Africa.

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29, Boulevard Haussmann
Paris, 75009, FRA
Industry Banks - Regional
Employees 117,000

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FAQs for Societe Generale SA Stock

Yes. GLE has a forward dividend yield of 7.29%. See GLE’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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GLE’s market cap is 18.04 Bil.
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GLE’s stock style is Large Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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GLE’s price/sales is 0.46.
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GLE’s price/forward earnings is 4.89.
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GLE’s price/book is 0.27.
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GLE’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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