5 Of The Best-Performing Biotech Stocks Of 2017

bluebird’s shares have been gaining following the presentation of data at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (“ASCO”) earlier this year in June. Shares shot up further in August when Gilead announced its intention to acquire immuno-oncology focused Kite Pharma. The Gilead-Kite deal has raised hopes for additional acquisition deals in the immuno-oncology therapeutic area with bluebird considered to be an attractive acquisition target. bluebird is also a Zacks Rank #3 stock and its shares are up 191.6% year to date.

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