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OpenTable’s Stock Spikes Following Priceline Purchase News

Skift Take

Priceline has more room to go up or down than any of its online booking peers.

— Jason Clampet

The Priceline Group announced this morning that it would acquire hotel reservation and customer service relationship platform OpenTable for $2.6 billion.

Priceline will pay OpenTable $103 per share in an all-cash deal, a 46% premium over its closing share price June 12.

The stock closed today at $104.43, 48% over its closing share price the previous day.

Here is a look at both Priceline and OpenTable’s stock over the last five days. Despite the decline, Priceline is still the largest travel company by market cap.

OpenTable Stock

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Priceline Stock

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