Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) Stock Price Down 15.3%

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)’s share price traded down 15.3% on Monday . The company traded as low as $117.71 and last traded at $100.83. 3,370,915 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 270% from the average session volume of 910,792 shares. The stock had previously closed at $119.10.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group set a $156.00 price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Leerink Swann boosted their price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $132.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. B. Riley lowered their price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $205.00 to $200.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Credit Suisse Group set a $151.00 price target on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $134.15.

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The company has a quick ratio of 12.23, a current ratio of 12.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The company has a market cap of $11,930.41, a PE ratio of -18.20 and a beta of 2.68.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.38) by ($0.10). The company had revenue of $37.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.31 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 545.95% and a negative return on equity of 41.08%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 116.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($1.32) earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -6.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Akshay Vaishnaw sold 88,554 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.10, for a total value of $12,672,077.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 55,856 shares in the company, valued at $7,992,993.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, President Barry E. Greene sold 38,460 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.10, for a total value of $5,503,626.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 97,544 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,958,546.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 235,365 shares of company stock valued at $33,239,418. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB bought a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,819,000. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp bought a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,384,000. Alkeon Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $635,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 214.5% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 40,926 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $5,200,000 after buying an additional 27,914 shares during the period. Finally, Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth $262,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.28% of the company’s stock.

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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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