This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Top Five All-Around Value Stocks

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ - Get Report), a technology products and services company, has been rated a buy since September 2005 on the basis of growing revenue, strong cash flow and expanding margins.

Fourth-quarter profit climbed 28% from a year ago to $2.16 billion, or 81 cents a share driven by a strong performance across its business segments. Revenue increased 15% to $28.29 billion, primarily bolstered by surging laptop sales and continued demand for highly profitable printer ink. For the year, Hewlett-Packard's net income grew 17.2% to $7.26 billion, on revenue growth of 13.8% to $104.29 billion.

The company has agreed to acquire the Atos Origin Middle East group, or AOME. As one of the Middle East's leading systems integrators, AOME is expected to broaden the company's consulting and integration capacity in the region. Also, Hewlett-Packard purchased specialty computer maker Neoware for $16.25 a share or $334 million. On the downside, intense competition in the computer and printer market as well as rising debt levels are downside risks to the buy rating.

Hess (HES - Get Report), which is involved in every aspect of crude oil and natural gas from exploration to distribution, has earned a buy rating since August 2005.

The company has shown steady top-line growth, with third-quarter revenue climbing 6.8% from a year ago to $7.51 billion, primarily due to an increase in production volumes as well as crude oil and natural gas prices. Net income increased 33.4% to $395 million, or $1.23 a share, mainly due to lower marketing expenses. The company's crude oil production volume increased 9.4% to 257,000 barrels per day, while average realized crude price rose 11% to $65.26 per barrel (including hedging).

Oil prices are trading at a record level, and they are also highly volatile and cyclical in nature. High oil prices may generate demand for low cost alternatives, which could hurt the demand for oil and gas products. Hess generates a significant portion of its profit from the production of oil and gas, apart from oil refining. Any unexpected sharp downturn in oil and gas prices may also affect the company's earnings.

3 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,409.62 +218.25 1.27%
S&P 500 2,020.40 +18.24 0.91%
NASDAQ 4,678.6570 +40.6630 0.88%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs