Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twenty-six brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $134.45.

A number of research firms have issued reports on ALNY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Piper Jaffray reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $182.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Sunday, January 7th. Jefferies Group set a $156.00 target price on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $165.00 to $160.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th.

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In related news, COO Yvonne Greenstreet sold 7,221 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.54, for a total value of $985,955.34. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 7,221 shares in the company, valued at approximately $985,955.34. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Laurie Keating sold 1,562 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.83, for a total value of $234,034.46. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 16,062 shares in the company, valued at $2,406,569.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 198,620 shares of company stock worth $28,404,143 over the last 90 days. 4.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ALNY. Strs Ohio bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the 4th quarter valued at about $141,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co increased its position in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 746.3% during the fourth quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 1,134 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt bought a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $165,000. American International Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $255,000. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $262,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.00% of the company’s stock.

ALNY traded up $1.97 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $98.16. 326,761 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 990,477. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 12.23 and a quick ratio of 12.23. The company has a market capitalization of $9,786.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.11 and a beta of 2.68. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $49.19 and a 1 year high of $153.99.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.38) by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $37.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.31 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 41.08% and a negative net margin of 545.95%. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’s revenue was up 116.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.32) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post -7.02 EPS for the current year.

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About Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference (RNAi) therapeutics. The Company is focused on the use of its N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc)-conjugate platform for delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs).

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