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Hewlett-Packard Company Message Board

  • legalbark legalbark Nov 5, 2012 9:44 AM Flag

    HPQ buying again

    After last week's close, 4 very significant Form 4's were filed. They showed the important officers and directors increased their personal stake in HPQ by millions of shares. They also got them at an historic low price of $13.85. These are the people who run HPQ, heavans sake, and I believe they are believers in the turn around over the next two years. You rarely see this kind of buying opportunity in a gold plate large cap stock. You may begin to see HPQ re-enter the market as a buyer of its own stock which I'm sure was suspended soas not to affect the exercise price on the insiders stock purchases.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    • It's great to see a comment about Hewlett-Packard on the message board. I would like to see the company buy its own stock too. The problem is there is simply not enough cash. Cash flows from the consumer businesses will continue their downward fall until they reach the new equilibrium. The sales to corporate customers will take time to increase. The current high debt makes it impossible for the company to risk using its cash for stock buy backs. Its already in a risky position and a shock from external events would be devasting if the company's cash fell any lower.

      Sentiment: Hold

      • 1 Reply to gopher_catcher
      • I agree that free cash flow has been a problem. However, if you look at the last three quarters, free cash flow has stabalized and has actually begun an upturn. The expense cutbacks going on right now will continue to improve that metric. This is one of the factors leading ISI Group to put a "BUY" on HPQ. Check out the financial slides from the Analyst Meeting. GLTA

        Sentiment: Buy

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