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Broad-Based Growth Helps Priceline Post Another Set Of Strong Quarterly Numbers

Source: Business Balla | May 13 2014, 1:10pm CDT | by Forbes

Priceline delivered healthy top line and bottom line growth in the first quarter of 2014. Revenues increased 26% year...
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Priceline Will Register Solid Top-Line Growth This Quarter But Operating And Revenue Margins May Contract

Jul 31 2014 7:36am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Although the revenue outlook is good, margins are another story. We believe that Priceline will not be able to substantially grow its margins in the future, due to increasing competition in the OTA space, falling returns on investments on online advertising and the anniversar ...
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Zillow Tells The Market Not To Go Crazy Thinking About Valuations On Trulia Deal

Jul 30 2014 5:16am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Dr. Duru: Last month, I claimed that the Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN) deal to acquire OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN) helped to calibrate valuations for internet stocks. The Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) deal to acquire Trulia (NYSE:TRLA) upped the ante on valuations in a big way.The rumor and then the actual announcement was a rare episode where both the acquirer and the acquisition target increased in price and valuation. The rumor went ...
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Priceline snaps up OpenTable for $2.6 billion

Jul 15 2014 3:54pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

Priceline has agreed to acquire OpenTable in a deal worth $2.6 billion. The company, which primarily focuses on online travel bookings, has a history of expansion through acquisition. Back in 2012, Priceline purchased Kayak, another online travel bo         ...
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Why Google Should Buy Groupon

Jun 17 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source:

In the aftermath of Priceline's acquisition of OpenTable, Groupon should seriously consider pursuing a strategic partner. Here's why Google would be a great ...
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There's Been A Ton Of M&A Activity In 2014

Jun 16 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

There have been a lot of mergers this year. The first quarter of 2014 was the busiest first quarter for U.S. M&A activity since the first quarter of 2007, according to MergerMarket.  The first quarter also saw the largest aggregate deal value since 2007 and the largest average deal size since 2009. And in the second quarter, there have been three U.S. merger proposals worth at least $40 billion. On April 22, Valeant made its first offer for Allergan, which was worth about $46 billi ...
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How Much Is OpenTable Really Worth To Priceline?

Jun 16 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Priceline’s operations are huge in scale compared to OpenTable’s. To put things in perspective, Priceline reported a pre-tax income of $2.4 billion from total revenues of $6.8 billion in 2013 while OpenTable’s figures for the period were $46 mil ...
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Why the Priceline-OpenTable deal is different

Jun 16 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: CNBC

Here's why Priceline's purchase of OpenTable is different than other deals we've seen lately, says Michael Yoshik ...
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Priceline Acquires OpenTable, Expands To Restaurant Booking

Jun 14 2014 10:02pm CDT | Source: The Daily Caller

The latest in a series of acquisitions for the booking gia ...
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