Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a research note issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $99.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $105.00. BMO Capital Markets’ price objective points to a potential upside of 34.35% from the company’s current price.

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target (up previously from $47.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Chardan Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 price target (down previously from $131.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $46.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Barclays PLC raised their price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $50.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $83.79.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) traded up 1.60% on Wednesday, reaching $73.69. The company had a trading volume of 1,279,425 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $82.17 and its 200-day moving average is $67.35. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $31.38 and a 52 week high of $89.45. The company’s market capitalization is $6.76 billion.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) EPS for the quarter, missing the 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $23.86 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($1.05) earnings per share. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’s revenue for the quarter was up 82.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post ($5.18) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Broadfin Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at $14,453,000. Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,060,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,541 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $203,000 after acquiring an additional 167 shares during the last quarter. EcoR1 Capital LLC bought a new position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at $831,000. Finally, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd bought a new position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,304,000. 94.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

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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