Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) Unsatisfied to Announce Results, As $8.8 Billion Charge – HPQ, IBM, TDC, CRAY, SGI


Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) announced on Tuesday that it took an $8.8 billion charge associated to its purchase of software firm Autonomy, quoting serious accounting improprieties, as it declared to a Q4 loss.

HP reported that personal computer sales plunged over and its quarterly revenue plunged 6.7%. HP’s stock declined 6.6% in premarket trading.

HP reported the accounting matters happened prior to its purchase of Autonomy in 2011 for $11.5 billion. Experts for overpaying had criticized HP.

Net revenue plunged 6.7% to $29.96B for the Q4 ended October 31 from $32.12 billion a year. Experts, on average, anticipated $30.43B, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) traded at $11.51 by plunging -13.46% at 10:11AM EST with price volatility of 3.37% for a week and 2.82% for a month plus price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.40 and its beta stands at 1.07times.

Stocks after opening at $11.64 hit high price of $11.74 and on last session stock held volume of 44.02 million shares which was higher than its average volume of 25.16 million shares.

Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.12 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.94 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.76. The Company had total cash at hand $9.53 billion and a book value per share as $16.07 in the most recent quarter.

While investors who viewing HPQ against other stocks with the reference of profit margin that are International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) small declined -0.36%, Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) increased +0.23%, Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY) up +0.68% and Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI) edged down -0.50%.


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