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NEW YORK (
Hewlett-Packard(HPQ - Get Report) was the best-performing stock in the
S&P 500 intraday Thursday.
The S&P 500 was falling 1.5 points, or 0.1%, to 1,317.50.
Shares of HP irose 5.65% to $22.27. The printer and PC maker reported Wednesday second-quarter non-GAAP earnings of 98 cents a share on revenue of $30.7 billion.
Analysts, on average, expected earnings of 91 cents a share on $29.91 billion in revenue.
The company said it planned to cut 27,000 jobs, or 8% of its work force. HP said the cuts would save it $3 billion to $3.5 billion a year.
HP shares hit a 52-week low on Wednesday of $20.58. The stock's 52-week high of $37.69 was set on July 26.
HP trades at an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 5.04 times; the average for computer hardware companies is 14.97. For comparison,
Dell(DELL) has a higher forward P/E of 6.08.
Fourteen of the 31 analysts who cover HP rated it hold. Eleven analysts gave the stock a buy rating and six rated it sell.
The stock has fallen 13.63% year to date.