Hewlett-Packard aims to offer it all in the tech world, from hardware and servers to technology services to enterprise IT management.
HP is reinventing the desktop computer.
Great computers and making good EPS.
Trading below industry average valuations despite uptrend of the last 2-3 months. Insider ownership strongly uptrended.In sum, this looks like it's bottomed out after a long bad stretch.
Magic formula pick
The recent yen correction will provide a big benefit to printing margins, and printing already drives 30% or more of HP's profit. While the services business will not fix itself all at once, HP has a credible plan to turn it around over the next few years by focusing on higher value-added offerings. The current HP valuation is just too pessimistic.
Why not? Might take awhile...
Hewlett-Packard the iconic Electronics and Test & Measurement company started by the founders has widely diversified and become a Huge Computer Services and Software Services Company. Some acquisitions has done very well -- some, of course, not-so-Much.The last acquisition of a British Software & Service company was acquired at a price/value of perhaps five to eight times its real worth by a prior company management. Board of Directors Member and General Partner of Venture Capital Firm has assumed the CEO position at a salary of one-dollar per year.Meg Whitman is a talented, experienced executive who will be successful in turning Hewlett-Packard(HPQ) around. The process will take several years however.I have great confidence in the new CEO as well in the promise of the company's portfolio of businesses.Hewlett-Packard(HPQ) in a long-term, turn-around current BUY!!Kahuna, CFAInvestment Professional1974 - Present
They engineer great products and its possible to re-engineer management going forward
HPQ is an innovative company, I believe it will come out of the predicament stronger than before.
hp is a Dow company. it has over 300000 employees all over the world. Companies with that size and clout don't die easy. They face the problems and they deal with them, the way that Meg Whitman is doing right now. Innovation has been hp's strength for years whether that came in house or through acquisitions. Last acquisitions were no success so they have to turn in house to look for innovation.Once they succeed the company will turn around fast. Hp has the network, the channels and the experience to deliver anything all over the world. Cost saving tactics will start paying off next year and the balance sheet will look much better.
2013 Small Dog of the Dow pick
It'll be fine. At least, that's what I keep telling myself.
Recent bad acquisition caused the books to get hit hard (massive debt acquisition). Solid business, not going anywhere. Superior product and substantial market share. Consistent dividends.
management seems to be a problem
These guys will get it together at some point right. oh yeah, I can't see myself doing my work on an iPad so PCs are not going anywhere.
I don't know, I think they will survive. They have a decent line of products.
Forward thinking aquisitions, move toward leaness, good solid technology reputation, and just simply over sold for the present.I say buy it now, hold on and see what happens.
HP is much bigger and more diversified than DELL yet they trade in the same ball park. This is a buy oportunity.
Solid cash flow, stock has bottomed, decks cleared of bad news.
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