bluebird bio Inc (BLUE) reported quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May-4-2016. The company reported $-1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $-0.27. Analysts had a consensus of $-1.25. The company posted revenue of $1.50 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $4.50 million. The company’s revenue was down -76.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.76 EPS.
bluebird bio Inc opened for trading at $44.87 and hit $45.95 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $45.87, with a gain of 3.43% or 1.52 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 7,83,867 shares. Company has a market cap of $1,694 M.
In a different news, on Apr 19, 2016, David Davidson (Chief Medical Officer) sold 1,000 shares at $49.63 per share price. According to the SEC, on Dec 9, 2015, Nick Leschly (CEO) purchased 9,682 shares at $51.75 per share price. On Dec 4, 2015, Eric Sullivan (Principal Accounting Officer) sold 416 shares at $81.13 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
bluebird bio Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing products based on the transformative potential of gene therapy to treat patients with severe genetic diseases and cancer. The Company’s products include Lenti-D LentiGlobin and CAR T Cells. The Company is developing Lenti-D to treat patients with CCALD (Childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy) the severe form of ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy). The Company is conducting a Phase II/III clinical study of Lenti-D in the United States. The Company is developing LentiGlobin to treat patients with b-thalassemia and severe SCD (sickle cell disease). The Company is conducting a Phase I/II clinical study of LentiGlobin. It also initiated a second Phase I/II clinical study in the United States Australia and Thailand for LentiGlobin. The Company is developing CAR T cell technology to deliver T cells engineered to kill the cancer.