Hewlett-Packard Company

  • Veteran PC makers troubled at the hands of nascent Chinese competitor

    By Hina Amjad - August 28, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, HPQ, LNVGY.PK

    I have always preferred using HP (NYSE: HPQ) products for personal use, since the company offers very durable products. Moreover, I would always recommend an HP product when asked for an opinion, however, this world has better PC makers to be invested in, when looking to invest in computer systems industry. Lenovo (NASDAQOTH: LNVGY.PK) has been catching up pretty fast, most recently it has surpassed HP and now stands at more »

  • Does This Dow Leader Need A Growth Driver?

    By Brian Nichols - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: HPQ, WDC

    It’s hard to believe that Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has been the Dow Jones’ best performer in 2013. The stock has rallied 90% while revenue and quarterly earnings have fallen 10% and 32%, respectively, year-over-year. The reason for its gain relates to the value call, but is Hewlett-Packard really the best option in its space?

    The Value Call

    After a two-year 65% loss from 2011-2013, investors began shouting that HP more »

  • Deeper Look Into Shutterfly: Long or Short?

    By Kiran Gulati - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: FB, HPQ, SFLY

    In the recent online photofinishing market report by Infotrends on consumer and professional imaging, Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY) was declared a market leader with a share in the range of 56% to 59%. However, considering that the online photo services sector is undergoing a major consolidation with many online vendors and retailers closing down, it puts the leadership status of Shutterfly under question.

    The company recently unveiled its key growth strategy more »

  • Will 3D Printers Start Printing Money?

    By Lior Cohen - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, HPQ, SSYS

    The new hype over 3D printers has picked up in recent months. Is this the new technological breakthrough that is worth entering? 

    The main players

    Let’s a take a close look at some of the key players that could cash in on the 3D- printing business. Stratasys' (NASDAQ: SSYS) acquisition of Makerbot for $604 million is positioning Stratasys as the prime company in the 3D-printing business. It is also more »

  • Who is Winning the Battle for Cloud Computing

    By Wes Patoka - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: HPQ, IBM, ORCL

    The Tech Industry is becoming increasingly focused on cloud computing and the race to sign up clients. This boom is causing competition to enter the market, and some of the major players seem to be losing ground. 

    From Mainframes to the Cloud

    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) is increasingly relying on its software and global business services divisions to boost its profitability by increasing IBM’s overall profit margin. This more »

  • Is This Bidding War About to End?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, HPQ, IEP

    After months of conflicting reports and vitriolic wrangling, there may finally be a resolution to the blockbuster bidding war over Round Rock, Texas-based Dell (NASDAQ: DELL). According to a recent announcement, Dell's legendary founder has raised his offer for the struggling company by adding a special dividend to the mix. 

    Although the deal's offer price had already been bumped up to $13.75 per share, the inclusion of more »

  • Will Going Private Save BlackBerry?

    By Diane Alter - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, DELL, HPQ

    In a year when the initial public offering calendar is once again white hot (129 companies have debuted year-to-date, the most since 2007) going private is the “in” thing to do.

    The latest company considering the go-private move is smartphone maker BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY). Reuters was first to break the story that sent shares of the Canadian based company soaring nearly 6%. Apparently CEO Thorsten Heins and the BlackBerry board more »

  • Billionarie Pzena is Long on Tech and Financials

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, HPQ, MSFT

    Billionaire investor and hedge fund manager Richard Pzena is out with his 2Q stock market commentary, noting that technology and financial companies are grossly undervalued. He makes the case that there are a number of undervalued opportunities in the market. In his letter, Pzena specifically points outs to Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).

    Why does he love financials? Well, from a historical standpoint, financial stocks are more »
  • Don't Look Back: Competitors Gain on Apple in Second Quarter

    By Godiyal .S - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, HPQ, MSFT

    Does Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) have what it takes to remain the world's top computer company or are they set to fall behind competitors like China's Lenovo Group Ltd. Although Apple remains the top PC manufacturer in the world, the Cupertino, Califonia-based maker of the iPad and Macintosh computers, is seeing stiff competition, according to a recent report by Canalys, which includes tablet computers in its PC figures more »

  • 3 PC Stocks Goldman Sachs Thinks You Should Avoid

    By Sam Mattera - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, HPQ, INTC

    Goldman Sachs is out with another list of “overpriced stocks.” Comparing the current price of shares to Goldman’s price target, the firm has a list of 40 stocks it thinks are overvalued.

    The stocks named cover a broad spectrum -- everything from Garmin to Celgene (Business Insider has the full list). But notably, PC names stick out as being some of the most overvalued.

    Chipmaker Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) clocks in more »

  • Don’t Invest Based on S&P Ratings

    By Marie Palumbo - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, DELL, HPQ, MSFT, SIRI

    The U.S. credit outlook is now “stable” according to S&P, but investors hardly batted an eye when the news came out June 10. “Few investors care what large rating companies say about the debt of developed countries these days,” says The Wall Street Journal. And why should we? We already knew that the DJIA recently hit a new high and that cyclical stocks are up. S&P’s more »

  • Big Data Pays

    By Nicholas Lusskin - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, HPQ, IBM

    Data production is growing at an enormous rate. Almost everybody owns a desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, and maybe an Xbox or smart TV. All of these devices consume an incredible amount of data.  Each day terabytes upon terabytes of data are requested, published, and transferred around the internet; and, in the coming years this data is only going to grow. We have also seen the decline in some of the more »

  • Is Juniper a Good Pick After Reporting Earnings?

    By Mark Girland - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CSCO, HPQ, JNPR

    In late July, Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) released its results for the second quarter of the fiscal year. Since the tech company enjoyed a fresh cycle of customer investments, its earnings increased 71% in quarterly profits. This meant net income rose to $98 million from $57.7 million in 2012. Its operating margin increased to 12.0% from 8.1% in the second quarter of the year prior and rose from more »

  • Is a Turnaround in Tech Possible?

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: HPQ, INTC, IBM

    All the talk about turnaround tech is concentrated on the Dell saga, but Dell's major peer is in just as bad shape. Even still, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has some big-time backing from activist hedge funds.

    The most notable is Relational Investors. HP is the fund's largest investment, with Relational owning some 34.5 million shares -- making up 15.8% of the hedge fund's public equity portfolio. 

    Meanwhile more »
  • 3 Reasons to Consider Buying This Controversial Tech Stock

    By Sammy Pollack - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: DELL, HPQ, IEP

    Shares of Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) are currently caught up in the middle of a bitter showdown, with founder and CEO Michael Dell & Silver Lake on one side, and legendary investor Carl Icahn on the other. Despite the uncertain outlook, there are three reasons why you should consider buying Dell shares. 

    1. Bet on Carl Icahn  

    In my opinion, the most important factor in the Dell equation is Icahn's involvement more »

  • How Is Big Blue Stacking Up?

    By Wes Patoka - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: T, HPQ, IBM

    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) just reported earnings last week, and there were a few surprises within the report. IBM had a major charge of $1 billion for workforce re-balancing charges that reduced Big Blue's earnings outlook for the year from $16.90 per share to $16.25 per share. But how did all of IBM’s operating units stack up?

    The good – software and services

    IBM’s software more »

  • Tablets Aren't the Only PC Ailment

    By Reuben Brewer - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, HPQ

    Personal computer sales continue to fall as customers shift their attention to tablets. Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chromebook, however, has been bucking that trend. Since a Chromebook is pretty similar to a PC, these dual trends suggest a shift not away from PCs, but one toward cheap and easy.

    First there was the Netbook

    Before Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) launched the iPad, the big craze in the PC market was the more »

  • Which Tech Giants Should We Invest In?

    By Anh HOANG - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, HPQ, MSFT

    The GoodHaven Fund has delivered a sweet cumulative return of 40.79% since its inception, beating the S&P 500’s cumulative gain of 28.72%. The fund has quite a concentrated portfolio, with the top ten holdings accounting for 47% of its total portfolio. As of May 2013, its top holding was Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), representing 9.33% of its portfolio. Let’s take a closer look to determine more »

  • Is the Attention on Apple Justified?

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, DELL, HPQ

    We all know the giant of computer hardware, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), but several other companies in the sector are often ignored.

    Apple's fellow American computer hardware competitors include Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), both of which receive a high trading volume, but nowhere near the average $4.5 billion daily volume at Apple. Dell receives about $525 million worth of trades in a day, while HP receives more »

  • Intel's move to perceptual computing

    By Erik MacLennan - July 28, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, HPQ, INTC, MSFT

    In the burgeoning tech market, stragglers who fail to innovate are left behind. This is why the Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in semiconductor chip-making, is broadening their range of products. On July 16th, the tech giants announced their purchase of the Israeli startup, Omek Interactive, for nearly $50 million. Omek is a company that deals with "perceptual computing", or gesture recognition software. With an already substancial increase more »

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