As General Motors plans its Initial Public Offering of stock and readies its road show for the sale next week, there’s word that some bankers and analysts feel shares could reach a high enough price for the U.S. government to come close to breaking even on its investment.

According to Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, there is one big caveat, however; the stock would have to remain at an inflated price for months, perhaps years, before the government would be able to sell its majority stake in the auto company.

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The Journal says the Treasury Department is under pressure from banks underwriting the deal to maximize the number of shares it sells in the IPO.

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GM has yet to set a specific date or establish a price for the stock offering.

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