It's obvious that when a stock price goes down and then someone raises its target from a high price that's never been reached to an even higher price that it's not an independent recommendation. Ask yourself if it's possible that favors are involved. Ask yourself if additional commissions are being sought.
Think about words that have been used to try to push a stock up. When the potential split was announced in the past, the word dividend was used in a suggestive way that isn't really true. CRM wont' pay a dividend if the split even takes place (which isn't a sure thing anyway). Getting 4 shares instead of 1 with each share at 1/4 the former price is just cutting up the pie, not enlarging the pie. That's giving stockholders back their piece cut into quarters.