Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Sinks 12% on Weak Outlook

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October 3, 2012

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Sinks 12% on Weak Outlook
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Hewlett-Packard (HPQ, $14.91) is in a sad state. The stock today plunged nearly
13% on massive volume of 140 million shares (more than 5x average daily volume)
after CEO Meg Whitman issued weak fiscal 2013 (Oct.) EPS guidance of $3.40 to
$3.60, well below the consensus estimate of $4.18.

H-P looks for revenue to be down year over year in all segments except software.

At the company’s Analyst Day meeting, Whitman told the crowd that she is just one
year into a five-year turnaround. Many big investors clearly do not have the
patience to wait it out even if they think she has any chance at all to right this tired
old ship.
A former tech bellwether, H-P’s market cap is down to just $29.3 billion.


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Description: CEO Meg Whitman has a long road ahead of her in this turnaround saga