Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, IT products and services giant Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ ) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at HP's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
||Palo Alto, Calif. (1939)
||CEO Margaret Whitman (since 2011)
CFO Catherine Lesjak (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$9.5 billion / $29.8 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 29% of the 2,315 members who have rated HP believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A few months ago, one of those Fools, All-Star NHWeston, succinctly summed up the HP bear case for our community:
This company is rudderless. ... [HP] is involved in a range of important technologies but they really aren't first-tier at any of them. Who and/or what breaks out of mediocrity, especially if the global economy remains [asthmatic]?
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