Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley lowered their FY2017 earnings estimates for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report released on Monday. B. Riley analyst M. Kumar now expects that the biopharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($5.32) for the year, down from their previous estimate of ($5.07). B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $205.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ Q4 2017 earnings at ($1.60) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($1.46) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at ($1.14) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($1.20) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($4.90) EPS.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.23) by ($0.11). Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 664.70% and a negative return on equity of 46.94%. The business had revenue of $17.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $28.15 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($1.21) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $182.00 price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $151.00 price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $101.00 to $130.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $121.20.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) opened at $130.74 on Wednesday. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $35.98 and a 1-year high of $147.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 9.83 and a quick ratio of 9.83. The company has a market cap of $12,860.00, a P/E ratio of -24.90 and a beta of 2.98.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 6.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 13,723,153 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,094,559,000 after purchasing an additional 815,270 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 13.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,419,508 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $512,020,000 after purchasing an additional 759,295 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 9.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,188,191 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $413,811,000 after purchasing an additional 441,957 shares during the period. Orbimed Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 69.7% in the third quarter. Orbimed Advisors LLC now owns 1,084,800 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $127,453,000 after purchasing an additional 445,600 shares during the period. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 25.3% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 784,619 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $92,185,000 after purchasing an additional 158,288 shares during the period. 88.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Alnylam Pharmaceuticals news, SVP Laurie Keating sold 30,000 shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.89, for a total value of $4,076,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 41,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,639,435. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Michael Mason sold 36,745 shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.59, for a total transaction of $4,835,274.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 6,352 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $835,859.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 274,075 shares of company stock valued at $35,356,089. 4.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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