Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) CEO John Maraganore sold 74,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.86, for a total value of $9,387,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 223,710 shares in the company, valued at $28,379,850.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) traded up $1.13 on Friday, hitting $127.51. The stock had a trading volume of 901,011 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,135,227. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 52 week low of $35.98 and a 52 week 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.

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 company had revenue of $17.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.15 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($1.21) earnings per share. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’s revenue was up 24.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -5.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ALNY. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 22.0% during the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 11,610 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $926,000 after purchasing an additional 2,093 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 14.4% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 126,700 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $10,106,000 after purchasing an additional 15,900 shares during the period. Verition Fund Management LLC acquired a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth approximately $1,060,000. Hemenway Trust Co LLC acquired a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth approximately $235,000. Finally, Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 522.9% during the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 62,293 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $4,968,000 after purchasing an additional 52,293 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub raised Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. JMP Securities upped their price objective on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $101.00 to $128.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $127.00 to $158.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective (down from $126.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, FBR & Co assumed coverage on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $150.00 price objective on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $121.85.

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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