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Why You Should Stay Away From HP

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE/HPQ) sank on Thursday after warning the market to expect less in 2013, as the former technology kingpin struggles to revamp its business.

The company has seen over half of its market-cap dissipate over the past year, rewarding the short-selling traders, according to my stock analysis.

CEO Margaret Whitman has a titanic job ahead of her, as she tries to turn the sinking ship around; but with crippling declines in the demand for PCs and intense competition in printers and other products, my stock analysis tells me that the path will be difficult and there is no guarantee of success.

My technical analysis of the chart of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HP) tells the story of the company's demise from a Wall Street darling to a misfit. Based on my stock analysis, the rapid switch between CEOs (there have been three since 2010 alone) has hurt the company's business. HP had been in the retail tablet market, but it exited in August 2011 under the leadership of former-CEO Leo Apotheker, who took over in 2010 from Mark Hurd. Following the company's departure from the tablet business, Apotheker was replaced by Whitman in September 2011, who now faces the daunting task of figuring out what to do to save the company. Read More at

By George Leong for Investment Contrarians

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