Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage issued an outperform rating and a $99.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

ALNY has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Credit Suisse Group restated a hold rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Chardan Capital set a $110.00 price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $90.00 price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a hold rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, June 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $79.79.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) opened at 82.63 on Thursday. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $31.38 and a one year high of $86.92. The stock’s market cap is $7.12 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $79.93 and its 200 day moving average is $59.14.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 5th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.25) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.22) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.91 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 42.90% and a negative net margin of 705.11%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 160.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($1.21) EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post ($5.21) EPS for the current year.

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In other Alnylam Pharmaceuticals news, EVP Akshay Vaishnaw sold 11,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.00, for a total transaction of $825,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 21,297 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,597,275. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Sanofi bought 297,501 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 31st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $71.87 per share, with a total value of $21,381,396.87. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 64,125 shares of company stock valued at $4,325,000 over the last 90 days. 4.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 20.0% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 16,269 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $677,000 after buying an additional 2,712 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 111,350 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $4,170,000 after buying an additional 695 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,036,000. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $24,885,000. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 9.8% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,667,426 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $62,429,000 after buying an additional 148,664 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.93% of the company’s stock.

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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