Though Priceline (PCLN +3.8%) rallied today in response to its Q1 report, acquisition target...

|About: The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN)|By:, SA News Editor

Though Priceline (PCLN +3.8%) rallied today in response to its Q1 report, acquisition target Kayak (KYAK -3.4%) slumped to $40.10. Priceline announced yesterday it has received "all necessary regulatory approvals" for the Kayak acquisition, and expects the deal to close on May 21. It looks as if investors are abandoning hope of an offer above the current $40/share (1/3 in cash, 2/3 in stock).