Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

Hewlett-Packard aims to offer it all in the tech world, from hardware and servers to technology services to enterprise IT management.


Player Avatar TXinvestor82 (32.63) Submitted: 11/29/2012 3:46:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $12.74 HPQ Score: +12.64

It's really hard for me to give HPQ the green thumb like this, but I really can't see how things can get any worse for them. Did HP do a good job of setting shareholder cash on fire the past few years? Yes. Do I think that new management will be less 'gluttonous' in their bonuses and semi-successfully restructure the company? Probably.Do I think there's any way to fix the morale problem at HP? No way.Is there greater scrutiny on HPQ acquisitions, after all of the write-offs they've had to take? I think so.Is their fundamental business (PCs and associated hardware) undergoing a transitional change, as the world shifts towards tablets and the cloud? Quite possibly.At 3 times earnings and 2 times cash flow, am I willing to take the chance? Yes..let's do this.

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