NASDAQ:BLUE - bluebird bio Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$107.73 +2.91 (+2.78 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$104.82
Today's Range$105.5753 - $111.1250
52-Week Range$99.15 - $236.17
Volume679,033 shs
Average Volume793,954 shs
Market Capitalization$5.59 billion
P/E Ratio-13.97
Dividend YieldN/A
bluebird 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; TC BioPharm Limited to research and develop gamma delta chimeric antigen receptor modified T cell product candidates for cancer immunotherapy; and Gritstone Oncology, Inc. to research, develop, and commercialize products for the treatment of cancer using cell therapy, 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BLUE
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio13.11
Quick Ratio13.11


Trailing P/E Ratio-13.97
Forward P/E Ratio-10.01
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$35.43 million
Price / Sales166.29
Cash FlowN/A
Price / Cash FlowN/A
Book Value$33.11 per share
Price / Book3.25


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($7.71)
Net Income$-335,640,000.00
Net Margins-1,326.02%
Return on Equity-31.50%
Return on Assets-26.59%


Outstanding Shares54,690,000
Market Cap$5.59 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($2.73) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($2.90) by $0.17. The biotechnology company earned $11.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.90 million. bluebird bio had a negative net margin of 1,326.02% and a negative return on equity of 31.50%. bluebird bio's revenue was up 49.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business 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, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for bluebird bio.

What price target have analysts set for BLUE?

24 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for bluebird bio's shares. Their predictions range from $120.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate bluebird bio's share price to reach $197.1667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 83.1% 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 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 15 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. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We rate bluebird bio Neutral. BLUE, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on developing transformative gene therapies for rare severe genetic diseases. Its product candidates include Lenti-D, which is in a pivotal clinical study for the treatment of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy; LentiGlobin, which is in Phase 1/2 clinical studies for the treatment of beta thalassemia major and severe sickle cell disease (SCD); and bb2121 and bb21217 CAR-T, candidates in multiple myeloma. Valuation Summary We value bluebird bio based on a risk-adjusted NPV calculation of its clinical pipeline." (12/3/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "bluebird’s progress with its pipeline is encouraging. bluebird has an impressive pipeline of gene therapies for genetic diseases and cancer. LentiGlobin looks promising. The company’s collaboration with Regeneron is encouraging as it provides the company with funds. bluebird is also developing CAR T therapies in collaboration with Celgene for myeloma. The CAR T market holds potential and the successful development of the candidates will positively impact the company’s results. Celgene is expected to initiate a phase III study on bb2121 in third-line multiple myeloma shortly. Hence, we expect investors to focus on pipeline updates. bluebird does not have any approved products in its portfolio and an unfavorable outcome from any of the ongoing studies will be huge setback. Shares have underperformed the industry in the year so far." (11/30/2018)
  • 3. Maxim Group analysts commented, "bluebird announced new data from its early- and late-stage programs will be presented at this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting; gene therapy and CAR-T." (11/1/2018)

Has bluebird bio been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about BLUE stock has been trending extremely positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. bluebird bio earned a coverage optimism score of 5.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

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)

Who are bluebird bio's major shareholders?

bluebird bio's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (14.85%), Capital Research Global Investors (12.13%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (8.49%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.45%), Capital World Investors (6.26%) and Capital International Investors (5.96%). Company insiders that own bluebird bio stock include Alison Cecily Finger, 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 Baillie Gifford & Co., Baker BROS. Advisors LP, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Artal Group S.A., Teachers Advisors LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC and Sivik Global Healthcare LLC. Company insiders that have sold bluebird bio company stock in the last year include Alison Cecily Finger, David Davidson, James Mandell, Jason Cole, Jeffrey T Walsh, 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 Capital International Investors, Capital World Investors, FMR LLC, Capital Research Global Investors, Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Trust Advisors LP and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $107.69.

How big of a company is bluebird bio?

bluebird bio has a market capitalization of $5.59 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.

What is bluebird bio's official website?

The official website for bluebird bio is

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:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  762 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  406 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,168
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This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by Staff

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