Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the company. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $59.85.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on ALNY shares. Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, September 28th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $74.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 25th. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $145.00 price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 30th. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. set a $106.00 price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 6th.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) traded down 2.82% on Monday, reaching $46.53. 403,649 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $39.69 and its 200 day moving average is $59.81. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $31.38 and a 52-week high of $109.10. The firm’s market cap is $3.99 billion.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.21) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.14) by $0.07. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 33.97% and a negative net margin of 1,041.16%. The business had revenue of $13.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.14 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.91) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 116.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post ($4.81) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Director David E. I. Pyott bought 27,900 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $37.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,032,300.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Calvert Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 0.8% in the second quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,313 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $239,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 1.1% in the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 4,119 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $229,000 after buying an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. IBM Retirement Fund increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 1.0% in the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 7,559 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $419,000 after buying an additional 76 shares in the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 4.6% in the third quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 1,974 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $134,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fayerweather Charles increased its position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 3.5% in the second quarter. Fayerweather Charles now owns 4,165 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $231,000 after buying an additional 140 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.81% of the company’s stock.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing therapeutics based on ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference (RNAi). It is focused on the use of its N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc)-conjugate strategy for delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs). Its pipeline of investigational RNAi therapeutics focuses in three Strategic Therapeutic Areas (STArs): Genetic Medicines; Cardio-Metabolic Disease, and Hepatic Infectious Disease.

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