Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating restated by research analysts at Leerink Swann in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $72.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their previous price target of $83.00. Leerink Swann’s price target indicates a potential downside of 2.29% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating 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 research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services set a $80.00 price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Vetr downgraded shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.50 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, June 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $83.50.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ ALNY) opened at 73.69 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $6.76 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $81.97 and a 200-day moving average of $67.40. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $31.38 and a 52-week high of $89.45.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last released its 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 firm had revenue of $15.93 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.86 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($1.05) earnings per share. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’s quarterly revenue was up 82.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post ($5.18) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ALNY. First Manhattan Co. bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter valued at $135,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter valued at $148,000. QS Investors LLC increased its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 59.7% during the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 2,408 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $192,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. Westpac Banking Corp bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter valued at $202,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased 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 purchasing an additional 167 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.27% of the company’s stock.

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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