The past 18 months have been very rewarding to shareholders in both Google (GOOG) and Priceline.com (PCLN).
As of the end of 2011, Google stock was trading at $645.90, and Priceline stock was at $467.71. Since that time, Google stock has shot up 43.2% to $924.69, and Priceline stock has nearly doubled, gaining 94.9% to $911.66.
With both stocks trading over the $900 mark, analysts are starting to wonder which stock will be the first to break through $1,000 a share.
Let's take a look at each of these stocks and try to figure out which, if either, or these stocks will be the first to hit the magical $1,000 mark.
Search-engine giant Google (GOOG) has become much more than just a search engine in recent years. While it remains true that the vast majority of Google's revenues come from its search, the company has successfully managed to take over the mobile universe with its Android operating system, and is now becoming a major player in hardware as well.