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Starbucks Corp.'s frothy stock surged to yet another 52-week high last week, raising the question of whether the premium coffee marketer's shares have become overheated.
Professional Starbucks watchers were divided as they watched the stock top $47 this week.
Stockbroker Zeke Robbins of Dain Bosworth's Seattle office said telling people to sell a stock like Starbucks is "like shooting Santa Claus on the night before Christmas. But I would shoot him."
But emerging growth-stock analyst Tricia Reebs at the same firm took the opposite view: "Yes, in the short term the stock is a little pricey, but it should be bought and held for several years."
The company went public last June at $17, the first public trades were made at $21 and since then the stock has risen to a level that makes analysts …