Did Human Genome Sciences Make a Billion-Dollar Mistake?


The following video is part of today's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Charly Travers and Joe Magyer, discuss the latest business news. Shares of Human Genome Sciences doubled today after GlaxoSmithKline made a $2.6 billion bid for the biopharmaceutical company. In this segment, the guys analyze why Glaxo made the bid and why Human Genome Sciences passed it up. They also examine Human Genome Sciences' business to see whether the company just made a mistake walking away from $2.6 billion.

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