Artal Group S.A. Sells 25,000 Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY)

Artal Group S.A. cut its position in shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) by 9.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 250,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 25,000 shares during the quarter. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals accounts for 0.5% of Artal Group S.A.’s portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest holding. Artal Group S.A. owned approximately 0.27% of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals worth $29,373,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 50.3% during the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 12,952 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,522,000 after purchasing an additional 4,332 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 2.4% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 342,105 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $40,194,000 after purchasing an additional 8,163 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 1.5% during the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 92,568 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,876,000 after purchasing an additional 1,346 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 6.7% during the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 216,488 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $25,435,000 after purchasing an additional 13,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by 42.9% during the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 120,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $14,099,000 after purchasing an additional 36,000 shares in the last quarter. 86.04% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on ALNY shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $62.00 to $163.00 in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC set a $102.00 price objective on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. B. Riley decreased their price objective on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to $220.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Barclays PLC lifted their price objective on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals from $50.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $99.00 price objective (down from $105.00) on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $121.85.

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In other Alnylam Pharmaceuticals news, President Barry E. Greene sold 76,815 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total transaction of $7,681,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 165,399 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,539,900. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, President Barry E. Greene sold 85,316 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total transaction of $10,664,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 289,797 shares of company stock valued at $34,422,712 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ ALNY) traded up $1.13 during trading on Monday, hitting $127.51. 901,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,135,227. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 52 week low of $35.98 and a 52 week high of $147.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 9.83 and a quick ratio of 9.83.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.34) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.23) by ($0.11). The business had revenue of $17.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.15 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 664.70% and a negative return on equity of 46.94%. The business’s revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($1.21) EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -5.33 EPS for the current year.

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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