B. Riley Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY)

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at B. Riley in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $205.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. B. Riley’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 65.34% from the stock’s current price.

ALNY has been the topic of a number of other reports. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $123.00 to $151.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $14.71 target price (down from $188.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. FBR & Co initiated coverage on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $150.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $152.00 target price (up from $125.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $121.20.

Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) traded down $1.26 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $123.99. 547,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 769,533. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $35.98 and a twelve month high of $147.63. The company has a quick ratio of 9.83, a current ratio of 9.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The company has a market cap of $12,270.00, a P/E ratio of -23.62 and a beta of 2.98.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.23) by ($0.11). Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 46.94% and a negative net margin of 664.70%. The firm had revenue of $17.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.15 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($1.21) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post -5.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Alnylam Pharmaceuticals news, EVP Akshay Vaishnaw sold 33,666 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.46, for a total value of $4,089,072.36. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 45,201 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,490,113.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Michael Mason sold 36,745 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.59, for a total transaction of $4,835,274.55. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 6,352 shares in the company, valued at $835,859.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 274,075 shares of company stock worth $35,356,089 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the 4th quarter worth approximately $800,000. Westpac Banking Corp purchased a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the 4th quarter worth approximately $723,000. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt purchased a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the 4th quarter worth approximately $165,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 7.3% in the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 262,416 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $33,340,000 after purchasing an additional 17,866 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd purchased a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the 4th quarter worth approximately $3,792,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.39% of the company’s stock.

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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

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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