Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALNY ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Alnylam's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Cambridge, Mass. (2002)|
|Market Cap||$599.5 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$82.5 million|
|Management||Founder/Chairman John Clarke
CEO Dr. John Maraganore
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(29.6%)|
|Cash/Debt||$199.1 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 9% of the 309 members who have rated Alnylam believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
The near-term hopes of Alnylam (and RNA interference in general) to be taken seriously as part of the future [armamentarium] against infectious disease were dealt a severe blow ... when the company reported failure of ALN-RSV01 to significantly reduce the incidence of bronchiolitis in RSV-infected patients in a phase IIb trial. ... I believe this development will drain market cap from the company as institutional investors edge quietly towards the exits. If this was an early proof-of-concept trial, the "near-miss" angle might hold water but it doesn't really make the grade for a phase IIb study. ...
I've profited before from volatility in Alnylam, but that was at a lower price entry point with more cash in the coffers. This time round, I'm seeing a lot more tunnel before any light appears.
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