Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ (ALNY) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Chardan Capital

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by stock analysts at Chardan Capital in a report released on Friday.

The analysts wrote, “We now raise our PT to $175, after: (1) increasing the patisiran probability of success to 97%, and (2) lowering the Alnylam WACC to 8% to reflect further RNAi therapeutics platform de-risking. We now update our Alnylam patient-based and other models to reflect recent positives, while consolidating views from recent Chardan macro research (e.g. on novel lipid-lowering therapies). (See Figures 3-7.) Notably, a near- best-case safety and efficacy profile emerged from the pivotal APOLLO trial (as discussed in our 20 September 2017 research); and, Alnylam proceeded to file patisiran in an expeditious fashion. We thus newly model a 97% probability of success (POS) for patisiran and $1.77 billion in 2030E risk-adjusted franchise sales (patisiran and follow ons). We now increase the POS of givosiran, to 80% ($540 million in 2030E sales) from 40% in our previous model, given the product’s progress ahead of our expectations.””

A number of other research firms also recently commented on ALNY. B. Riley dropped their price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to $220.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services restated a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 price target (up from $94.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $152.00 price target (up from $125.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, FBR & Co assumed coverage on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, October 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $150.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $121.20.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) opened at $123.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 9.83 and a current ratio of 9.83. The stock has a market cap of $12,190.00, a PE ratio of -23.62 and a beta of 2.98. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $35.98 and a one year high of $147.63.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.23) by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $17.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.15 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 664.70% and a negative return on equity of 46.94%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($1.21) earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post -5.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Michael Mason sold 36,745 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.59, for a total transaction of $4,835,274.55. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 6,352 shares in the company, valued at $835,859.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Laurie Keating sold 6,249 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.20, for a total transaction of $757,378.80. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 17,749 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,151,178.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 274,075 shares of company stock worth $35,356,089 over the last quarter. Insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt acquired a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $165,000. Fayerweather Charles acquired a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $230,000. Watch Point Trust Co acquired a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $235,000. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $235,000. Finally, Security National Bank of SO Dak acquired a new stake in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $247,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.39% of the company’s stock.

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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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