Tale of 2 Techs; the Game Plan: Cramer's Best Blogs
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- ChannelAdvisor and Hewlett-Packard; and
- the latest game plan.
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Two Tech Stocks Explain This Market
Posted at 3:31 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23
Most market participants thought that Hewlett-Packard would be a disaster, given the rapid secular decline of the personal computer and the hideous results of competitor Dell
None of this was expected. Consequently, Hewlett has rallied significantly, something that makes a ton of sense, because the issue of the company's viability, which was in question not that long ago, has been taken off the table entirely. CEO Meg Whitman has reined in expenses, improved supply-chain management and billing and is doing much more with far less.
All that said, though, the revenue for just about every single line item was horrendous, particularly personal computers, which were down 20%. I like the lineup of new personal computers, which includes new form factors with Android operating systems and ARM Holdings
In short, Hewlett-Packard, a once-great growth company, is now a cash cow without the kind of sales boom that the market ultimately wants. Hewlett is a quintessential value play, and if we don't get world economic growth, it will be the quintessential value trap. We will look back and say it was down 44% in 2012 because it looked like the company was doomed but bounced back 40% for the year so far because it's not going out of business. Of course, a stock that plummets 44% then rallies 40% is far from back to even, but it's still something worth writing home about.