NASDAQ:BLUE - bluebird bio Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$156.20 +1.90 (+1.23 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 09:09 AM ET)
Previous Close$154.30
Today's Range$153.0750 - $156.75
52-Week Range$90.75 - $236.17
Volume997,874 shs
Average Volume826,716 shs
Market Capitalization$8.57 billion
P/E Ratio-20.26
Dividend YieldN/A
bluebird bio logobluebird bio, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on developing transformative gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and cancer. Its product candidates include Lenti-D that is in Phase II/III clinical trials for the treatment of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare hereditary neurological disorder; and LentiGlobin, which is in various clinical studies for the treatment of transfusion- transfusion-dependent ß-thalassemia and severe sickle cell disease. The company's lead product candidates in oncology include bb2121 and bb21217, which are anti- B-cell maturation antigens in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. bluebird bio, Inc. has a strategic collaboration with Celgene Corporation to discover, develop, and commercialize disease-altering gene therapies in oncology; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to discover, develop, and commercialize various immune cell therapies for cancer. It also has collaborations with Medigene AG for the research and development of T cell receptor product candidates directed against antigens for the treatment of cancer indications; and TC BioPharm Limited to research and develop gamma delta chimeric antigen receptor modified T cell product candidates for cancer immunotherapy, as well as a partnership agreement with Celgene European Investment Company LLC. The company was formerly known as Genetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and changed its name to bluebird bio, Inc. in September 2010. bluebird bio, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Biological products, except diagnostic


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio9.51
Quick Ratio9.51


Trailing P/E Ratio-20.26
Forward P/E Ratio-14.56
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$35.43 million
Price / Sales238.77
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$33.11 per share
Price / Book4.72


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($7.71)
Net Income$-335,640,000.00
Net Margins-1,281.01%
Return on Equity-31.57%
Return on Assets-26.37%


Outstanding Shares54,160,000
Market Cap$8.57 billion

bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) Frequently Asked Questions

What is bluebird bio's stock symbol?

bluebird bio trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BLUE."

How were bluebird bio's earnings last quarter?

bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ:BLUE) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 2nd. The biotechnology company reported ($2.91) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($2.30) by $0.61. The biotechnology company earned $7.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.68 million. bluebird bio had a negative net margin of 1,281.01% and a negative return on equity of 31.57%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 53.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.73) EPS. View bluebird bio's Earnings History.

When is bluebird bio's next earnings date?

bluebird bio is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for bluebird bio.

What price target have analysts set for BLUE?

24 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for bluebird bio's stock. Their predictions range from $122.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate bluebird bio's share price to reach $212.05 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 35.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for bluebird bio.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for bluebird bio?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for bluebird bio in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for bluebird bio.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about bluebird bio stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about bluebird bio stock:
  • 1. Maxim Group analysts commented, "bluebird announced a collaboration agreement with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN – NR). The 5-year collaboration includes a $100M stock purchase by 59% premium to Friday’s $150 closing price ($238.10 per share). The $37M premium is essentially an upfront payment since it will be credited against Regeneron’s initial share of development costs." (8/6/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Bluebird Bio, Inc. is a biotechnology company. It focuses on the development, manufacture and marketing of therapies for severe genetic disorders such as childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders and beta-thalassemia. The company operates in the U.S. and Europe. Bluebird Bio, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. " (3/20/2018)
  • 3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Lining Up for Three Marketing Applications. bluebird plans to file for European approval of LentiGlobin in transfusion-dependent b-thalassemia (non-b0/b0) in 2H18, followed by bb2121 in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma and Lenti-D in cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy in 2019. As a reminder, bb2121 is being investigated in a Phase 3 study, KarMMa, which is being conducted by bluebird’s bb2121 development partner, Celgene (CELG – Neutral, covered by Mara Goldstein)." (2/21/2018)
  • 4. Morgan Stanley analysts commented, "excitement." But now may be a time for investors to turn cautious, at least according to analysts at Morgan Stanley. The firm's Matthew Harrison downgraded Bluebird's stock rating from Equal Weight to Underweight with an unchanged $105 price target.Heading into the end of 2017 there are underappreciated risks that the Street may be ignoring, Harrison commented. Specifically, data related to LentiGlobin sickle cell data is unlikely to show any significant improvement in hemoglobin production that will be good enough to "increase investor confidence" in its sickle cell gene therapy."Based on prior data, our premise is that to improve hemoglobin production in sickle cell patients, the correlation between drug-product vector copy number (DP VCN) and peripheral VCN (pVCN) needs to increase substantially," the analyst explained. "We do not believe the evidence supports current investor optimism that this can be solved by ASH." (10/2/2017)

Who are some of bluebird bio's key competitors?

Who are bluebird bio's key executives?

bluebird bio's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Nick Leschly, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 45)
  • Mr. Jeffrey T. Walsh, Chief Financial and Strategy Officer (Age 52)
  • Dr. Philip D. Gregory, Chief Scientific Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Jason F. Cole, Chief Legal Officer & Sec. (Age 45)
  • Dr. David M. Davidson, Chief Medical Officer (Age 54)

Has bluebird bio been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about BLUE stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. bluebird bio earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 48.16 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for bluebird bio.

Who are bluebird bio's major shareholders?

bluebird bio's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (13.88%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (9.66%), BlackRock Inc. (5.05%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.47%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.05%) and Jennison Associates LLC (1.02%). Company insiders that own bluebird bio stock include Daniel Lynch, David Davidson, Eric Sullivan, James Mandell, Jason Cole, Jeffrey T Walsh, John Maraganore, Mark Vachon, Nick Leschly, Philip D Gregory and Susanna Gatti High. View Institutional Ownership Trends for bluebird bio.

Which institutional investors are selling bluebird bio stock?

BLUE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Baillie Gifford & Co., Voya Investment Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Putnam Investments LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold bluebird bio company stock in the last year include Daniel Lynch, David Davidson, Jason Cole, Jeffrey T Walsh, John Maraganore, Mark Vachon, Nick Leschly, Philip D Gregory and Susanna Gatti High. View Insider Buying and Selling for bluebird bio.

Which institutional investors are buying bluebird bio stock?

BLUE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Orbimed Advisors LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, ARK Investment Management LLC, LMR Partners LLP, BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A. and Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for bluebird bio.

How do I buy shares of bluebird bio?

Shares of BLUE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is bluebird bio's stock price today?

One share of BLUE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $156.20.

How big of a company is bluebird bio?

bluebird bio has a market capitalization of $8.57 billion and generates $35.43 million in revenue each year. The biotechnology company earns $-335,640,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($7.71) on an earnings per share basis. bluebird bio employs 479 workers across the globe.

How can I contact bluebird bio?

bluebird bio's mailing address is 60 BINNEY STREET, CAMBRIDGE MA, 02142. The biotechnology company can be reached via phone at 339-499-9300 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for bluebird bio (NASDAQ BLUE)

Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  710 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  332 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,042
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This page was last updated on 8/17/2018 by Staff

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