Travelzoo Shares Popped: What You Need to Know


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What: Shares of Travelzoo (NAS: TZOO) surged more than 14% in early trading and remain up around 10% on news that Hurricane Irene wasn't the disrupter it could have been.

So what: Most airlines that cancelled flights ahead of the storm have since restarted operations, including United Continental (NYS: UAL) , Delta (NYS: DAL) , and AMR Corp.'s (NYS: AMR) American Airlines. Others commenting on the storm to Bloomberg compared Irene's disruptive power to that of a winter blizzard.

Now what: Airlines cancelled more than 11,200 flights, a relative pittance when compared to the more than 20,000 trips cancelled during a Chicago-area blizzard that hit the week of Feb. 4. Add it up and you've got relieved travel investors buying back in at less than a third of Travelzoo's 52-week high. Don't be surprised if they're richly rewarded. Do you agree? Would you buy at these levels? Weigh in using the comments box below.

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