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February 21, 2013
14:02 EDTHPQEarnings Preview: HP shares recover after $8.8B charge related to Autonomy deal
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is set to report Q1 earnings after the market close on Thursday, February 21, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Hewlett-Packard is an IT company that provides hardware, software, and business and enterprise solutions... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 71c on revenue of $27.79B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 68c-82c on revenue of $26.3B-$28.72B... LAST QUARTER: HP reported Q4 EPS of $1.16 against estimates for $1.14 on revenue of $29.96B against estimates for $30.34B. HP said it sees Q1 EPS ex-items 68c-71c against then estimates for 85c. HP affirmed its FY13 EPS view of $3.40-$3.60 against then estimates for $3.52; current FY13 EPS consensus is $3.49. In its Q4 report, HP said it was taking an $8.8B charge primarily related to its acquisition of UK-based software company Autonomy. The company said a majority of this charge was related to "serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations...that occurred prior to HP's acquisition of Autonomy." On December 27, HP said the Department of Justice had opened an investigation related to Autonomy, and on February 11 the Financial Reporting Council, the UK's accounting regulator, confirmed it was investigating Autonomy. Following Dell's (DELL) February 5 announcement that it was being taken private, HP released a statement saying it plans to take "full advantage" of any opportunities presented to the company as a result of Dell's deal. Since its Q4 report, reports of activist involvement in HP or a possible breakup of the company have circulated, though none of these reports have been publicly confirmed or denied... STREET RESEARCH: In the days following HP's Q4 results, shares were downgraded by at least four analyst firms. Following Dell's deal to be taken private, Jefferies said a takeover of HP is unlikely, and the firm maintains an Underperform rating on shares with a $10 price target. Wells Fargo issued a note in response to a story from Quartz that said HP's board was studying a breakup of the company, that said the firm thinks HP may spin off smaller units of the company, but that the PC or printer businesses are unlikely candidates to be spun off; Wells Fargo maintains a Market Perform rating on the stock. In a note earlier today, Sterne Agee maintained its Neutral rating on HP shares, saying that though shares remain inexpensive, continued pressure on HP's core businesses may reveal further downside in the stock... PRICE ACTION: Shares of HP are up over 26% since the first day of trading following its Q4 report. Shares of HP are up 0.6% in early afternoon trading ahead of its Q1 report.
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August 20, 2015
17:11 EDTHPQHP sees continued pressure in Personal Systems
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17:08 EDTHPQHP seeing continued weakness in Russia and China
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16:47 EDTHPQHP provides separation update
HP noted, "On July 1, Hewlett Packard Enterprise filed an initial Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission , an important step in the separation process. The filing provides detailed information on the business and historical financial results of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. On August 10, HP filed the first amendment to the Form 10, which included the pro forma cash and debt levels for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With the Hewlett Packard Enterprise capital structure determined, credit ratings agencies published expected investment grade ratings for both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP, which is in line with our objectives. On August 12, HP introduced the expected members of the boards of directors for both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., effective upon the completion of the separation. Each board will include members of the current HP board, as well as several new directors chosen after a comprehensive review of personal and professional qualifications as they relate to the specific needs of the two new companies "
16:21 EDTHPQHP down 2.38% after reporting Q3 results and guidance
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16:14 EDTHPQHP provides Q3 segment results
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16:09 EDTHPQHP narrows FY15 EPS view to $3.59-$3.65 from $3.53-$3.73, consensus $3.64
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16:06 EDTHPQHP sees Q4 EPS 92c-98c, consensus $1.00
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16:06 EDTHPQHP reports Q3 EPS 88c, consensus 85c
Reports Q3 revenue $25.3B, consensus $25.44B.
14:42 EDTHPQNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:39 EDTHPQEarnings Watch: Hewlett-Packard reports ahead of company split
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14:12 EDTHPQHP technical comments before earnings
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13:32 EDTHPQHP August 27.5 straddle priced for 7.8% movement into Q3
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09:36 EDTHPQActive equity options trading on open
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09:17 EDTHPQHP August volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
HP August call option implied volatility is at 95, September is at 43, January is at 33; compared to its 52-week range of 16 to 37 , suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results today after the market close.
August 19, 2015
13:23 EDTHPQOptions with increasing call volume
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07:02 EDTHPQHewlett-Packard August volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Hewlett-Packard August call option implied volatility is at 86, September is at 38, January is at 29; compared to its 52-week range of 16 to 37 , suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on August 20.
05:57 EDTHPQ HP implied volatility of 37 at upper end of index
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August 17, 2015
09:14 EDTHPQHP Q3 results have modest expectations at UBS
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07:56 EDTHPQHP Q3 results have modest expectations at UBS
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06:52 EDTHPQHewlett-Packard August volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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