I am a long-term bull for sohu and have followed SOHu from 2004. I find your chanting for a surge to $57 very unrealistic and silly. Usually, SOHU has very weak relative performance from January to March of each year. Every time it runs up during this period it will come down sharply following the earnings report. This is because its fiscal 1st quarter is usually the weakest quarter of the year due to Chinese New Year. There are of course exceptional years like 2006 when Sohu launched massively successful TLBB. Otherwise, the pattern holds true.
I would be happy if the pattern breaks this year. But I am skeptical.