Orbitz's Stock Is for Short Trips Only

Online travel bookings are a growth business. Industry leader priceline.com (PCLN) recently became the first member of the S&P 500 to break the $1,000 share-price barrier, and it has kept right on going. priceline has risen to $1,081 on the strength of outstanding revenue and earnings gains. priceline is expected to show almost $40 in 2013 earnings per share on just under $7 billion in revenue, putting its current-year price-to-earnings ratio at about 27.1x.

Expedia (EXPE), the industry's No. 2 player, does about $4.7 billion in sales. Its stock trades for about $60, at a current-year multiple of 24x....264 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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