Etch A Sketch Stock Soars on Romney Aide's Gaffe

Climbs more than 200% to $12.50 per share
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 22, 2012 2:55 PM CDT
Etch A Sketches are riding a wave of political controversy.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) Bad news for Mitt Romney has been great news for Etch A Sketch: Stock in the toy's maker soared 212.5% after Romney spokesman Eric Ferhnstrom compared the campaign to one. Ohio Art's stock stood at $4 per share at the beginning of the day yesterday; at the end, it was $12.50, the National Journal reports. Fehrnstrom himself just seems amused: "Etch A Sketch stock is up? Psst, I'll mention Mr. Potato Head next. Buy Hasbro," he tweeted.

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