Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) Given a $96.00 Price Target at Credit Suisse Group

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) received a $96.00 price objective from investment analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a research report issued on Tuesday, July 11th. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 22.73% from the company’s current price.

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, July 10th. Chardan Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $131.00 price objective (up previously from $110.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, June 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.74.

Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) traded up 3.00% on Tuesday, hitting $78.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 847,539 shares. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $31.38 and a 52 week high of $86.92. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $80.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $61.92. The stock’s market capitalization is $6.89 billion.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.22) by $0.12. The company had revenue of $15.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.86 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 48.01% and a negative net margin of 670.81%. The firm’s revenue was up 82.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($1.05) earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post ($5.23) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, VP Michael Mason sold 9,375 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total transaction of $656,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 5,625 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $393,750. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Akshay Vaishnaw sold 43,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total transaction of $2,843,750.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 43,047 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,798,055. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 64,125 shares of company stock valued at $4,325,000. 4.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ALNY. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 283.6% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 9,528 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $488,000 after buying an additional 7,044 shares in the last quarter. Peregrine Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 7.5% in the first quarter. Peregrine Capital Management LLC now owns 221,909 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $11,723,000 after buying an additional 15,477 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 10.0% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 17,755 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $665,000 after buying an additional 1,614 shares in the last quarter. Opus Point Partners Management LLC raised its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 97.0% in the fourth quarter. Opus Point Partners Management LLC now owns 88,784 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,324,000 after buying an additional 43,720 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 10.6% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 73,576 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,755,000 after buying an additional 7,048 shares in the last quarter. 88.96% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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