HomeAway tops $32 on OpenTable-driven euphoria

|By:, SA News Editor

Add HomeAway (AWAY +7.2%) to the list of Web local services providers to have shot higher on hopes Priceline's $2.6B acquisition of OpenTable will lead to more deals.

HomeAway's vacation rental platform would complement Priceline/Expedia's hotel bookings offerings. The company also competes with TripAdvisor, which competes against Priceline's Kayak unit (albeit while acting as a Priceline referral source) and just bought European OpenTable rival LaFourchette.

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