Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.9451761883996 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of NASDAQ:ALNY opened at $119.10 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $13,009.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of -22.01 and a beta of 2.67. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $46.90 and a 12-month high of $153.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 12.23 and a quick ratio of 12.23.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last released its quarterly earnings data 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). Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 545.95% and a negative return on equity of 41.08%. The business had revenue of $37.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.31 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($1.32) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 116.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals will post -6.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on ALNY shares. Credit Suisse Group set a $151.00 target price on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group set a $156.00 price target on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $220.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, December 11th. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $182.00 target price on shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in a report on Sunday, January 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $134.15.

In other news, President Barry E. Greene sold 38,460 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.10, for a total transaction of $5,503,626.00. Following the transaction, the president now owns 97,544 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,958,546.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Akshay Vaishnaw sold 88,554 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.10, for a total transaction of $12,672,077.40. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 55,856 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,992,993.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 235,365 shares of company stock valued at $33,239,418. 4.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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