The Norwalk, Connecticut-based company rose 0.6 percent to a record close of $1,000.62 in New York. The bubble-era high on a split-adjusted basis was $990 in April 1999, and the stock breached $1,000 in intraday trading on Sept. 18. The company’s shares have advanced 61 percent this year, compared with a 21 percent gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Priceline’s gains have been fueled by its surging international business through two units, Amsterdam-based and Bangkok-based, said Henry Harteveldt, a travel analyst at Hudson Crossing in San Francisco. “That’s the key to Priceline’s success,” Harteveldt said. “The business that’s known for naming your price has, through organic growth and acquisitions, really transformed itself.” Priceline’s business has surged as its top rival has faltered. Expedia reported second-quarter profit and revenue in July that missed analysts’ estimates. The Bellevue, Washington-based company cited weakness in Southern Europe and reduced traffic from TripAdvisor’s site. Get the full story at Bloomberg Read also "Sponsored listings will boost Priceline’s ad revenue" at Trefis