Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) Given Buy Rating at Credit Suisse Group

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $96.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Credit Suisse Group’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 22.73% from the stock’s previous close.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 target price (up from $47.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $80.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Chardan Capital set a $95.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, April 17th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $73.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $81.74.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ ALNY) opened at 78.22 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $7.18 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $80.94 and its 200-day moving average is $61.92. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $31.38 and a 52-week high of $86.92.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.22) by $0.12. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 45.53% and a negative net margin of 670.81%. The company had revenue of $15.93 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.86 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.05) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 82.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post ($5.23) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, EVP Akshay Vaishnaw sold 11,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.00, for a total value of $825,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 21,297 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,597,275. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Michael Mason sold 9,375 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total transaction of $656,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 5,625 shares in the company, valued at approximately $393,750. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 64,125 shares of company stock worth $4,325,000 in the last three months. Insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 6.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 13,723,153 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,094,559,000 after buying an additional 815,270 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 0.3% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 12,041,179 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $617,111,000 after buying an additional 31,208 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 13.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,419,508 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $512,020,000 after buying an additional 759,295 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 9.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,188,191 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $413,811,000 after buying an additional 441,957 shares during the period. Finally, Baillie Gifford & Co. increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 2.9% in the second quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 3,431,316 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $273,681,000 after buying an additional 96,805 shares during the period. 88.96% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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