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Race to $1,000: Google versus Priceline

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.

Google
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.

Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.