Priceline.com Rises On Unusually High Volume (PCLN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $32.26 (+4.8%) at $711.81 as of 3:16 p.m. ET.

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Priceline.com has a market cap of $33.52 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

priceline.com Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Priceline.com Ratings Report.

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