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  • Stumpper98 Stumpper98 Dec 20, 2007 10:08 AM Flag

    Stifel moved to a hold today -

    20-Dec-07 Stifel Nicolaus Downgrade Buy Hold
    17-Dec-07 Lehman Brothers Upgrade Equal-weight Overweight

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    • Stidel Nicolaus Downgrades Online Travel Sites, Concerned About Economy and Competition


      NEW YORK (AP) -- A Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst downgraded three major Internet travel sites Thursday, citing economic troubles and a growing list of competitors

      WHO ARE THESE COMPETITORS??

      Analyst George Askew downgraded Orbitz Worldwide Inc., Priceline.com Inc. and Expedia Inc. to "Hold" from "Buy" and said that while 2007 is seeing strong performance, trends in U.S. travel have dipped in the fourth quarter and may mean that consumers have less cash to spend on discretionary purchases, such as vacations.

      ARE THESE WEBSITE ONLY USED BY U.S. BASED CUSTOMERS?
      WHAT ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR, MORE PEOPLE TRAVLING FROM OVER SEAS?