Priceline stock flirts with historic $1,000 mark

NEW YORK • Priceline.com came close Friday to becoming the first stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to ever cross $1,000. Investors jumped onboard after the travel booking company reported better than expected second-quarter earnings. The rose to almost $995 before leveling off. In afternoon trading, Priceline was up 5 percent to $980.66. The company’s stock hasn’t been this high since it had an adjusted closing price of $974.27 on April 30, 1999, a month after going public in the heady da...

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