Wall Street brokerages forecast that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) will report ($1.52) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($1.05) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($1.75). Alnylam Pharmaceuticals posted earnings per share of ($1.25) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 21.6%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Friday, May 4th.

On average, analysts expect that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will report full-year earnings of ($6.81) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($8.01) to ($4.90). For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of ($5.58) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($6.41) to ($4.55). Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.48) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.38) by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $37.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.31 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 545.95% and a negative return on equity of 41.08%. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’s revenue was up 116.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.32) EPS.

ALNY has been the subject of a number of research reports. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $101.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $151.00 price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $123.00 to $151.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Leerink Swann boosted their price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $132.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $152.00 price target (up previously from $125.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $126.76.

In related news, VP Michael Mason sold 36,745 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 6,352 shares in the company, valued at approximately $835,859.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Laurie Keating sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.89, for a total transaction of $4,076,700.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 41,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,639,435. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 146,409 shares of company stock valued at $19,279,377 over the last quarter. 4.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Strs Ohio bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at $141,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co raised its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 746.3% during the 4th quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 1,134 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at $165,000. Fayerweather Charles bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at $230,000. Finally, Watch Point Trust Co bought a new stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at $235,000. Institutional investors own 88.61% of the company’s stock.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ ALNY) opened at $122.88 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $12,271.76, a P/E ratio of -22.71 and a beta of 2.69. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $45.00 and a 12 month high of $147.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 12.23 and a current ratio of 12.23.

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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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