It"s nice to see some postings about the company. Most of the time this board is used for comments not related to investing in the company. This price puts the market cap of the company at a low. Ten years ago there were 3B shares outstanding now were down at 2B. Add to this ten years of inflation and long term holders are really getting hit. Short term variations are subject to a of factors that can't be foretold. Guessing at the longer term suggests returns to averages are more likely, but events can occur that alter this. If things progress according to management's plan it will be several years before the company is solid again. Clearly the primary efforts of the company are focused on customers who are working with content creation, and information delivery with few current efforts present for information consumption. Somebody has to make the tools that allow the creation and distribution of the the information consumbed by mobile users, and hard copy viewers, and users.
I agree. HPQ at below $14 is a steal. I think they will retain the current dividend. According to the Analyst Day slideshow, HPQ will have $5 billion in free cash flow in FY 2013. Add to that the intrinsic value of the component parts, and you come up with a break up value over $30. I noted that the Form 4's filed by all the top executives show further stock awards and no real selling as of 10/31/2012. The executives got their new stock at an all time low. They aren't selling. They know the bottom is in and they are luxurating in their new stock awards below $14. They'll all remain multi-millionaires. GLTA