Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) - This One is a Tough Call ! ! !
Here is one of the Dow 30 component Companies that is what I call "A Tough Call." After you have years of experience in Forecasting it boils down to "Easy Calls" and Tough Calls."
I have learned that unless it is an "Easy Call" with near Excellent Fundamentals and Technicals - I just move on until I find one that is. When you have a large universe of nearly all the quality and conservative Companies, it is remarkable to most Investors when I say: There are always Excellent Companies that are "Easy Calls" at or around a Bullish or Bearish Inflection Point.
The reason (HPQ) is a "Tough Call" and that it is unique for the current Dow component Companies is that - like Alcoa, Inc. it is currently selling for about half of its high of $46. - in early 2011. Just how much lower can it go? Answer: More than you might think!
I am looking for a "Probability for Profit" of at least 20% or more when I Recommend a security. Back to its lows and lower is possible, (that's 50% and certainly meets my criterion) and my Fundamentals are not all that good. Technically it is not ready to turn down again.
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Hewlett-Packard Company -- (HPQ)
Fundamentals: (Old-Fashioned Valuations Must be - in Place before Taking Positions). The Earnings Growth of (HPQ) revived and the stock doubled (unbelievable but true), They are projected a VERY anemic for the coming months and years. This does not support further and strong price appreciation of any security. The current Price of (HPQ) has not kept up with most all other Dow 30 Companies - but has been the recent barn-burner. Hum!
Technicals: The Indicators are all pointing DOWN to FLAT. Buying is definitely not prudent.
I can help you with this if you ask.
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Opinion: If you own Hewlett-Packard Company - take Profits at the next peak or soon thereafter.
Forecast: Coming Down in the Short (one - three months) to Intermediate (three - nine months)-Term. Sell now? No - not without Guidance from a professional. Most "professionals" will advise holding or even buying. Do they EVER recommend selling or offer a Bearish "Warning" such as the above?
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