Perceptive Advisors Position in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) Decreased as Market Valuation Rose; As American Wtr Wks Co New (AWK) Stock Value Rose, Howland Capital Management Has Lifted Its Holding

January 19, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Howland Capital Management Llc increased its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (AWK) by 37.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howland Capital Management Llc bought 17,684 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 64,525 shares of the water supply company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.22 million, up from 46,841 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howland Capital Management Llc who had been investing in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $82.41. About 1.56M shares traded or 54.08% up from the average. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 3.35% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.35% the S&P500.

Joseph Edelman decreased its stake in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) by 2.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Perceptive Advisors Llc sold 43,959 shares as the company’s stock rose 48.45% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joseph Edelman held 1.79 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $210.17 million, down from 1.83 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Perceptive Advisors Llc who had been investing in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.30B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.01% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $123.99. About 547,203 shares traded. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) has risen 33.54% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.84% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had 89 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 22 by Jefferies. Bernstein maintained the shares of ALNY in report on Thursday, September 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 21 by Needham. B. Riley & Co maintained Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ALNY in report on Friday, December 15 with “Buy” rating. JMP Securities maintained it with “Market Outperform” rating and $135 target in Wednesday, March 9 report. The stock of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) earned “Buy” rating by Chardan Capital Markets on Monday, December 19. The rating was maintained by Chardan Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, October 6. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, November 17 with “Buy”.

Analysts await Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $-1.40 earnings per share, down 6.06% or $0.08 from last year’s $-1.32 per share. After $-1.34 actual earnings per share reported by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.48% negative EPS growth.

Since September 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $23.18 million activity. 85,316 shares were sold by Greene Barry E, worth $10.66 million on Monday, October 2.

Perceptive Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.09B and $2.62 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dova Pharmaceuticals Inc by 47,516 shares to 1.75 million shares, valued at $42.59M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Irhythm Technologies Inc by 89,814 shares in the quarter, for a total of 372,671 shares, and has risen its stake in Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.60, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 30 investors sold ALNY shares while 73 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 86.02 million shares or 0.72% more from 85.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Services Automobile Association has 34,700 shares. Principal Group holds 13,199 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 8,904 are held by Great West Life Assurance Can. Asset holds 0.01% or 3,485 shares in its portfolio. Security State Bank Of So Dak has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY). Kornitzer Capital Ks owns 0.33% invested in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) for 162,835 shares. Legal And General Group Public Limited Liability Com has 0% invested in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) for 32,360 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust Banking Corporation invested in 0.06% or 278,347 shares. Citadel Lc invested in 45,221 shares. Us Financial Bank De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY). Guggenheim Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) or 85,467 shares. Wellington Group Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.3% in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY). Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) for 8,235 shares. Rockefeller Fincl reported 323,364 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma invested in 0.02% or 8,275 shares.

Howland Capital Management Llc, which manages about $1.25B and $1.21 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN) by 6,961 shares to 199,150 shares, valued at $12.51 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) by 6,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,708 shares, and cut its stake in Amphenol Corp New (NYSE:APH).

Among 12 analysts covering American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. American Water Works had 27 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was downgraded by Guggenheim. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 14 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird downgraded American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) rating on Wednesday, April 26. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $82 target. Janney Capital upgraded American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) on Tuesday, December 20 to “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital on Friday, November 3 to “Neutral”. As per Tuesday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Hold” on Thursday, January 11. As per Wednesday, March 15, the company rating was downgraded by HSBC. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Northcoast on Thursday, May 25.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 35 investors sold AWK shares while 185 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 139.87 million shares or 0.09% less from 140.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Highstreet Asset has 102 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Liability Corp holds 113,116 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Pinebridge Investments L P, a New York-based fund reported 1,414 shares. Tortoise Capital Advisors Ltd Llc reported 0% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Johnson Counsel reported 6,646 shares. Lord Abbett Com Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.21% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Barrett Asset Ltd Com invested 0% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Manchester Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 0.12% or 9,743 shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Company has 0.23% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 1.21M shares. 16,635 are held by Reilly Fincl Ltd Liability. Hills Financial Bank And holds 0.09% or 3,438 shares in its portfolio. Sei Invs Communication has invested 0.04% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). 362,885 are held by Aperio Grp Inc Ltd. The North Carolina-based Carroll Assocs Incorporated has invested 0.01% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Services Corp has 0.03% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.52 million activity.

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