Buybacks will be the only thing keeping the per-share numbers afloat.
News & Analysis: HP
Corporate integrations are already tricky, but doubts about the value of combining Xerox and HP (and the current ill will) only makes this proposed merger messier.
Big Blue boasts a bigger dividend, a better diversified business, and a clearer path towards a sustainable recovery than HP.
Investors considered the implications of a positive quarter from HP, and Deere issued a weak outlook for the agriculture industry.
Stocks generally moved higher in quiet pre-holiday trading.
HPQ earnings call for the period ending October 31, 2019.
It's not the company it once was, but most of the downside risk and premium has been wrung out.
HP rejected a buyout offer from Xerox, and the merger of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene will complete this week.
Markets moved lower Monday morning.
This merger could still work out, but the final offer would have to be very different -- and perhaps sent in the opposite direction.