Investors caught a case of the travel bug Thursday after a blowout quarter from TripAdvisor lifted shares of other online travel companies.
Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) surged 16% after the company said late Wednesday that earnings and revenue jumped in the second quarter, blowing past analysts' estimates.
Some traders on StockTwits are hoping the trend will continue when Expedia reports quarterly results after the closing bell Thursday.
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It was a bloody day for technology stocks on Wall Street, as investors punished the entire sector after Google and Microsoft both delivered disappointing earnings results.
Microsoft (MSFT) took the worst beating, plunging more than 11% -- its worst one-day drop since January 2009. The company badly missed Wall Street's profit forecasts after taking a huge write-down on its Surface tablet last quarter.
That bad news as was a hot topic among MOREHibah Yousuf - Jul 19, 2013 4:01 PM ET
Facebook attracts plenty of users, but the stock continues to have trouble with shareholders. Even its top executives are selling shares.
The most prominent of the recent insider sellers is Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg, who sold almost 170,000 shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday. She also sold almost 7,000 shares from her family trust.
While Sandberg and the other top dogs at Facebook still own plenty of MOREHibah Yousuf - Jul 12, 2013 3:35 PM ET
Google has some competition in the race to $1,000 a share.
Priceline (PCLN) shares rose 2% to $910.51 in afternoon trading Thursday. The stock topped $900 Wednesday for the first time since the salad days of 1999. So far this year, Priceline is up 46%.
Not to be outdone, Google (GOOG) shares gained 1.5% to trade at a fresh record high above $919.
Wall Street has been eyeing four-digits for Google since February, MOREBen Rooney - Jul 11, 2013 3:27 PM ET
There is clearly a lot of anger about the growing U.S. government snooping scandal. But investors aren't expressing any of it.
Despite a report that showed the NSA got a court order to receive phone records from telecom Verizon (VZ), shares rose nearly 3.5% Thursday. That made it the Dow's best performer. The stock was up again Friday.
Overnight, the story mushroomed into something much bigger, as reports of a government program MOREPaul R. La Monica - Jun 7, 2013 11:45 AM ET
As markets around the globe remain steeped in red, one stock is bucking the trend: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).
HP is riding the wave of Meg Whitman's turnaround plan. The CEO said she's "encouraged" by the results so far, but cautioned it will take some time.
The company reported earnings late Wednesday that topped notoriously low forecasts and issued an improved profit outlook. So, even though sales are still not quite up to par, MORECatherine Tymkiw - May 23, 2013 11:26 AM ET
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.
Is Google Glass rose-colored? That's clearly the right hue for investors.
Shares of Google (GOOG) are up more than 25% so far this year and the stock hit a new all-time high above $888 Tuesday morning.
So MOREPaul R. La Monica - May 14, 2013 1:34 PM ET
Instead of using its own cash hoard to reward shareholders, Apple plans to go into debt for the first time ever.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said late Tuesday that the company will double the amount it returns to shareholders through share buybacks and dividends by 2015, but will "access the debt market" to pay for it.
Borrowing money seems odd for a company like Apple (AAPL), which has $144 billion in cash. But more than MOREHibah Yousuf - Apr 24, 2013 2:47 PM ET
Apple may not be the darling of every investor's eye but Google is starting to lose some love too.
Just a month ago, shares of Google were well on their way to $900, with some analysts even calling for Google's stock to hit $1,000.
Even though shares are still up 9% for the year, they're moving further and further away from their March 6 all-time high of $844.
What helped propel Google (GOOG) MORECatherine Tymkiw - Apr 8, 2013 1:10 PM ET
Google added yet another accolade to its impressive performance this year when it landed the top spot in CNNMoney's March Stock Mania tournament Monday.
With 56% of readers' votes, the tech giant beat out Exxon Mobil (XOM), which finished as runner-up for a second year in a row. Last year, Google (GOOG) lost to the oil company in the Final Four of March Stock Mania 2012.
In total, nearly 9,000 votes were cast during the MOREHibah Yousuf - Mar 25, 2013 3:43 PM ET
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