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Dow Component Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) To Go Ex-dividend Monday

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 34 points (+0.3%) at 13,108 as of Friday, Dec 7, 2012, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 173.9 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 633.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,400 issues advancing vs. 1,376 declining with 172 unchanged.

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Monday, December 10, 2012 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 13 cents per share. At a price of $13.79 as of 10:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.9%.

The average volume for Hewlett-Packard has been 31.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $27.17 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 46.3% year to date as of Thursday's close.

Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.4,.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

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