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Yelp, Groupon, Pandora, others jump following Priceline/OpenTable

  • YELP +9.4% premarket, Groupon (GRPN) +7.1%, Pandora (P) +3.5%, Angie's List (ANGI) +4.7%, TripAdvisor (TRIP) +3%, and Zynga (ZNGA) +2.3% after Priceline announces it's buying OpenTable for $2.6B (a 46% premium to yesterday's close).
  • OpenTable (OPEN), meanwhile, is up to $104.18 - $1.18 above Priceline's acquisition price - as investors bet a higher offer (perhaps from Google, eBay, or Amazon?) will arrive.
  • The deal is the largest acquisition of a public U.S. Internet company in recent history.
Comments (8)
  • Patent News
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    zynga and groupon? lots of froth from junky sludge companies.
    13 Jun, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • manicdvln
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    No one can say we are not in a bubble. Irrational exuberance in the market while economy and world politics suffers. This the legacy of Ben Bernanke QE nonsense.
    13 Jun, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    We're not in a bubble.... there you go. Even if you suggest the stocks mentioned above are richly priced (dare you make that case with ZNGA and its $1B in cash), the market as a whole is far from bubble levels.
    13 Jun, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • manicdvln
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    If I wanted a shill brokerage firm to convince me to buy stocks I would buy them myself.

     

    When is a last time when a brokerage firm has said stay in cash or buy bonds? In 30 years, never. And I worked for a brokerage firm, they could care less for their clients other than siphon more commissions while clients portfolio plummets.

     

    Entire financial industry is just an unnecessary middle-man that does more damage than good.
    13 Jun, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • Dudley Trade-Right
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    Bubble, bubble, oil & trouble
    Russia's still in Ukraine
    The bubble will pop with the very first shot
    And stock prices will go down the drain...

     

    So short, short, short, while still in safe port
    To cover any potential losses
    And when the bubble comes & we're not left with crumbs
    We can all then fire our bosses
    21 Jun, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • StockBet.com
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    As of today's price, OpenTable has P/E of 111. Wow. Fundamentals are so yesterday.
    13 Jun, 08:43 PM Reply Like
  • MrVincent
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    A billion just isnt what it used to be.
    13 Jun, 10:09 PM Reply Like
  • Kaiserdog76
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    The best way to invest in 2014 is.........M&A "Crap Shoot"!! LMAO
    Gotta love it. I am positioned and loving the outlook on $AWAY $P $UA $GY $LMT $YHOO
    14 Jun, 02:13 AM Reply Like
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