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Stocks of online travel and reservation sites took a dive on Thursday, but Booking Holdings avoided the worst of the pain.

Booking Holdings stock (ticker: BNKG) was up 4.9% to $1,940.10 in premarket trading on Friday—after reporting its results late on Thursday. The stock had fallen 8% during regular trading hours.

It could have been worse. Much worse.

Rivals Expedia Group (EXPE) and TripAdvisor (TRIP) each fell by double-digit percentages after reporting their results early Thursday. Neither performed as well as Wall Street expected.

Booking Holdings, which owns popular sites such as Kayak.com, Booking.com, OpenTable, and more, reported earnings of $45.36 a

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