In this video, health-care analyst David Williamson takes a look at the tremendous success of the Bluebird Bio (NASDAQ: BLUE) IPO. The company increased the size of its initial public offering, and priced shares at $17 -- above the top end of its range -- but that still couldn't contain investor appetite for this stock. Shares shot up 50% on the opening day of trading, and have remained there.

Bluebird doesn't have any products in late stage trials, but its three drug-development programs are extremely intriguing. Is the hype for its shares justified, or is this another sign of a biotech bubble? And would investors possibly be better served taking a look at Bluebird's partner Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG)?

Watch and find out.


Every in-the-know biotech investor has an eye on Celgene. Shares have skyrocketed this year as the company outlined a plan to almost triple its profits in only a few years. But should you buy the story Celgene is selling? Make sure you understand the key opportunities and risks facing this company by picking up The Motley Fool's brand new premium report on Celgene. To claim your copy today, simply click here now.

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The article Biotech IPO a Buy or a Bubble Warning? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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