Equities research analysts at Nomura began coverage on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) in a research report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “reduce” rating and a $56.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Nomura’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 28.39% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on ALNY. Chardan Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price target (up from $47.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Leerink Swann reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $72.00 price target (down from $83.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, September 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $46.00 to $50.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $50.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $82.25.

Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) traded down 2.94% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $78.20. The company had a trading volume of 683,025 shares. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $31.38 and a 1-year high of $89.45. The stock’s market capitalization is $7.17 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $81.65 and its 200-day moving average price is $68.34.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.22) by ($0.12). The firm had revenue of $15.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.86 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 670.81% and a negative return on equity of 45.53%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 82.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($1.05) earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post ($5.18) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ALNY. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 34,755.2% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,746,234 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $243,242,000 after purchasing an additional 4,732,617 shares during the last quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC grew its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 831.4% during the 1st quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC now owns 1,103,475 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $56,553,000 after purchasing an additional 985,000 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 13,723,153 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,094,559,000 after purchasing an additional 815,270 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 13.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,419,508 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $512,020,000 after purchasing an additional 759,295 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at about $53,226,000. 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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