BLUE - bluebird bio, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-3.13 (-2.22%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close141.25
Bid0.00 x 1100
Ask0.00 x 1200
Day's Range138.09 - 141.52
52 Week Range87.49 - 180.20
Avg. Volume550,057
Market Cap7.614B
Beta (3Y Monthly)2.80
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-11.35
Earnings DateJul 31, 2019 - Aug 5, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est171.00
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  • Biotech investors Wellington, RA Capital’s new funds top $700 million
    American City Business Journals7 days ago

    Biotech investors Wellington, RA Capital’s new funds top $700 million

    Two Boston-based investment firms have joined the fray of firms raising new funds, collecting a combined $700 million according to financial disclosures made in the last week.

  • JP Morgan: 2 Gene Therapy Stocks to Buy Now
    TipRanks12 days ago

    JP Morgan: 2 Gene Therapy Stocks to Buy Now

    JP Morgan’s Cory Kasimov is making bullish bets on these two gene therapy stocks. This is an area with the potential to completely transform the healthcare landscape. It involves making changes to DNA to help treat, or potentially even cure, a disease. Although it is still early days, there are an estimated 10,000 diseases caused by a single mutation that can theoretically be corrected with a targeted gene therapy. These are known as monogenic diseases. “Though relatively rare, they affect millions of people worldwide” writes the World Health Organization, adding that in Canada monogenic diseases may account for up to 40% of the work of hospital based paediatric practice (Scriver, 1995).Here we take a closer look at two gene therapy stocks JP Morgan’s Kasimov believes is primed to outperform. Note that both these stocks also score a ‘Strong Buy’ consensus from top-performing analysts. That’s based on all the ratings received by each stock over the last three months. Let’s take a closer look now: BioMarin (BMRN)BioMarin is a world leader in developing innovative therapeutics for rare genetic diseases. “We believe BioMarin’s depth and breadth of orphan disease assets present a unique opportunity in biotech” cheers Kasimov. Indeed, the company has seven products on the market, and a growing product pipeline of multiple clinical and preclinical candidates. Excitingly, this includes valrox gene therapy for the treatment of Hemophilia A. This genetic disease is caused by the deficiency of clotting factor VIII. It is the most common type of hemophilia, with an estimated 90,000 patients in the territories where BioMarin operates.Currently the standard of care for severe hemophilia A patients is intravenous infusions three times a week. However many patients still experience spontaneous bleeding events- which can prove fatal. In contrast, gene therapy has the promise of delivering, in as little as a single administration, the missing gene needed to produce factor VIII. BioMarin has now revealed plans to submit valrox for regulatory approval in US/EU in 4Q19. Kasimov calls the news “an incremental positive that could serve to help firmly establish valrox in the commercial setting well ahead of any potential competitors.”He sees the stock as ‘undervalued’ at current levels and writes: “BMRN remains a high conviction long-term idea between its orphan-focused, diversified base business (>$1B in sales), growing commercial portfolio, and potentially disruptive late-stage pipeline.” Kasimov has a $133 price target on the stock (65% upside potential).In total, eleven top analysts have published buy ratings on the stock in the last three months. So no hold or sell ratings here. Meanwhile the $133 average analyst price target suggests sizable upside potential of 60% lies ahead. View BMRN Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail Bluebird Bio (BLUE)Bluebird Bio is a clinical-stage company that, like BioMarin, is developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic and rare diseases. In particular, the company has just released updated results for LentiGlobin- a potential treatment and cure for sickle cell disease (SCD). Investors are keeping a close eye on the sickle cell opportunity, as this is a severe life-shortening blood disorder affecting around 110,000 patients in the US. Kasimov describes the latest results as ‘consistent’ and ‘incredibly profound’, adding that “the SCD data, in particular, reaffirms our prevailing view that… LentiGlobin is going to be exceedingly hard to beat by earlier-stage competition.” Bluebird expects filing and approval for LentiGlobin for SCD to take place in 2022.At the same time, it’s the company’s broad focus that really sets BLUE apart. “One particularly attractive yet underappreciated aspect of Bluebird is all the different technologies it has at its disposal”, says Kasimov. For BLUE that means using the right tools/ combinations to effectively design novel therapeutic- be it gene therapy, gene therapy, CAR T capabilities or even gene editing. For example, the company has also demonstrated encouraging initial data for bb2121, a CAR-T therapy for the potential treatment of multiple myeloma, that it is developing with Celgene (CELG). Net-net “We remain intrigued by an innovative company that has the potential to go 4-for-4 with its lead assets and has a multitude of tools in the shed (an anti-pure-play) to fuel the pipeline for a long time to come” says the analyst. He has a Street-high price target on BLUE of $195 (52% upside potential), and concludes: “In our opinion, BLUE is well positioned for long-term success.” Overall, top analysts agree with this upbeat outlook. Three out of four analysts rate the stock a ‘buy.’ We can also see that the $153 average analyst price target indicates upside potential of 19%.View BLUE Price Target & Analyst Ratings DetailView other top biotech stock ideas with the Top Analysts' Stocks tool

  • GuruFocus.com13 days ago

    5 Immunotherapy Stocks to Keep a Close Eye On

    Immunotherapy is changing the face of cancer treatment as we know it, creating compelling investment opportunities

  • Is bluebird bio a Buy?
    Motley Fool15 days ago

    Is bluebird bio a Buy?

    Will this bluebird ever bring happiness to its shareholders?

  • Insider Monkey20 days ago

    Marshall Wace’s Return, AUM, and Holdings (Part II)

    Read the beginning of this article here. At the end of March 2019, Marshall Wace held the most valuable position in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS), the biggest producer of vaccinations and medicine for livestock and pets that was once a part of the world’s biggest drug maker, Pfizer. The company has a market cap of $54.81 […]

  • Where Will bluebird bio Be in 1 Year?
    Motley Foollast month

    Where Will bluebird bio Be in 1 Year?

    The short answer: in great shape.

  • Why This Biotech's Approved Gene Therapy Won't Launch Until 2020
    Investor's Business Dailylast month

    Why This Biotech's Approved Gene Therapy Won't Launch Until 2020

    Bluebird Bio stock dipped Tuesday after an analyst noted manufacturing hiccups will prevent the biotech company from selling its gene therapy in Europe and the U.S. until 2020 and 2021, respectively.

  • Markitlast month

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about bluebird bio Inc.

    bluebird bio Inc NASDAQ/NGS:BLUEView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | NegativeShort interest is high for BLUE with between 15 and 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting BLUE. However, the last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding BLUE are favorable, with net inflows of $2.87 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Healthcare sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Is bluebird bio Inc (BLUE) A Good Stock To Buy?
    Insider Monkeylast month

    Is bluebird bio Inc (BLUE) A Good Stock To Buy?

    As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in fourth quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several sectors, with technology among them. Nevertheless, most investors decided to stick to their bullish theses and recouped their losses by the end of the first quarter. […]

  • Is $1.8 Million for bluebird bio's New Gene Therapy Ridiculous?
    Motley Foollast month

    Is $1.8 Million for bluebird bio's New Gene Therapy Ridiculous?

    Following European approval earlier this month, bluebird bio announced its beta-thalassemia gene therapy will launch with a sky-high price tag.

  • Barrons.comlast month

    Bluebird Bio’s Gene Therapy Is $1.8 Million Per Patient. The Stock Is Falling.

    (BLUE) will sell a gene-therapy treatment for the disease beta-thalassemia for $1.8 million per patient, but the money won’t start coming in as soon as expected. The drug, Zynteglo—the second-most-expensive in the world, according to The Wall Street Journal—received conditional marketing authorization from the European Union early this month. The treatment has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Bluebird prices gene therapy in Europe at $1.8M over 5 years
    American City Business Journalslast month

    Bluebird prices gene therapy in Europe at $1.8M over 5 years

    Th Cambridge biotech set a price tag of $1.8 million spread over five years (315,000 euros per year, or the equivalent of $356,000 annually) for its first commercial drug on Friday, for which it received approval to sell in Europe last week.

  • Business Wirelast month

    bluebird bio Presents New Data for LentiGlobin® Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) at 24th European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress

    In patients who were at least six months post-treatment with LentiGlobin for SCD, median level of abnormal sickle hemoglobin was reduced to ≤50 percent of total Hb

  • Business Wirelast month

    bluebird bio Presents Long-Term Efficacy and Safety Data from Clinical Studies of LentiGlobin® Gene Therapy for Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassemia (TDT) at 24th European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress

    Up to 3.8 years of transfusion independence in Phase 1/2 Northstar study in patients with TDT who do not have a β0/β0 genotype

  • Chicago biotech sues Third Rock, bluebird bio CEO over gene therapy license
    American City Business Journalslast month

    Chicago biotech sues Third Rock, bluebird bio CEO over gene therapy license

    Errant Gene Therapeutics claims in a new lawsuit that local venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures and bluebird bio CEO Nick Leschly worked to hinder its drug development efforts so it could obtain a key part of its intellectual property.

  • bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 223% Share Price Gain
    Simply Wall St.last month

    bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 223% Share Price Gain

    While bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE) shareholders are probably generally happy, the stock hasn't had particularly...

  • Business Wire2 months ago

    bluebird bio Announces Live Webcast of EHA Data Review and ZYNTEGLO® (autologous CD34+ cells encoding βA-T87Q-globin gene) Approval

    To access the live webcast of bluebird bio’s presentation, please visit the “Events & Presentations” page within the Investors & Media section of the bluebird bio website at Replays of the webcast will be available on the bluebird bio website for 90 days following the event. bluebird bio is pioneering gene therapy with purpose.

  • Life sciences VC firm Third Rock raises $770M in its largest round ever
    American City Business Journals2 months ago

    Life sciences VC firm Third Rock raises $770M in its largest round ever

    One of Massachusetts' leading life sciences venture capital firms has raised its largest ever fund, collecting $770 million to invest in new startups. Third Rock Ventures LLC closed its fifth fundraising this week, the company stated in a press release.

  • bluebird's Zynteglo Gets EU Conditional Marketing Approval
    Zacks2 months ago

    bluebird's Zynteglo Gets EU Conditional Marketing Approval

    bluebird bio (BLUE) announces that the EC has granted conditional marketing authorization to Zynteglo, its first gene therapy, for patients aged 12 years or older with TDT, who do not have a specific genotype.

  • It's Official: bluebird bio Gets a Green Light for Game-Changing Gene Therapy
    Motley Fool2 months ago

    It's Official: bluebird bio Gets a Green Light for Game-Changing Gene Therapy

    European regulators have signed off on the biotech's revolutionary gene therapy for beta-thalassemia.