Ah, I’m so smart. After posting a puckish entry earlier this week about one analyst putting a $600 target on Google’s stock, I pointed out that we had re-commenced the analyst game of My Target Is Bigger Than Your Target. First $600, then $1000, on and on so long as you can get CNBC to call and Bloomberg to run a headline.
Well, Mark Stahlman has really shown people what-for with his $2,000 GOOG target today. The Caris & Co. analyst is making a real bid for attention, not too different from driving around town with cans tied to the back of your car, and the effort has been rewarded by Bloomberg and others:
Google Analyst Stahlman Trumps Rivals With $2,000 Bet (Update4)
January 6, 2006 17:19 EST — Mark Stahlman, an analyst at Caris & Co., trumped competitors on Wall Street with his prediction Google Inc. shares will hit $2,000.
So, is $4,000 next? But of course. That’s a mere 9-bagger from current levels. Step right up folks …