Reminds me of Liz Dunn of FBR Capital ... she downgraded LULU saying margin erosion etc. but when they reported 3 weeks back, their margin went up. These analyst know nothing besides the main catalyst in my opinion is Google + and as the hype grows so will the share price.
omg Lulunite, my thoughts exactly..she pushed the stock down to 95, now look where it is. Analyst don't know any more than you and I about what goes on inside a company. If you look at MS's concerns on GOOGs, those were all issues from the last CC. WTF? So it took them all of 3 months, for the stock to go up 72pts one week before earnings, right on weekly expiration day for them to come out with these statements? Such manipulation...
Go read comment on article that just came out on CNBC about Morgan downgraded GOOG. Yeah I think it was manipulation and it was "masterful" by MS. They bought weekly puts yesterday before the close for say $2 and they went up say to $15. And then when GOOG stock down today, their trading desk loaded up on it (probably) and will unload when earnings come in a few days and the stock goes back up.
Remember, the Wall St. firms MAKE MORE MONEY FROM THE VOLATILITY AND GIVE STOCKS A PUSH EITHER WAY TO MAKE IT MORE VOLATILE.