Capstone Asset Management Co. bought a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 2,909 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in ALNY. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of 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. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of 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. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of 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. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of 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. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter valued at approximately $256,000. Institutional investors own 88.99% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ ALNY) traded up 1.42% during trading on Friday, reaching $81.42. 574,759 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s market cap is $7.47 billion. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 12 month low of $31.38 and a 12 month high of $86.92. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $80.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $63.46.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.22) by $0.12. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 670.81% and a negative return on equity of 45.53%. The business had revenue of $15.93 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $23.86 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($1.05) EPS. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’s revenue for the quarter was up 82.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post ($5.21) EPS for the current year.

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Several analysts have recently commented on ALNY shares. Chardan Capital set a $95.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $118.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Vetr downgraded shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.50 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, May 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.74.

In related news, EVP Akshay Vaishnaw sold 11,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 21,297 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,597,275. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Sanofi bought 297,501 shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 31st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $71.87 per share, with a total value of $21,381,396.87. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 4.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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