NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If there was ever any doubts as to who's running the show at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) they were put to rest Thursday when CEO Meg Whitman added the title of "chairman" on her resume.
Whitman replaces Ralph Whitworth, who stepped down due to health issues.
Hewlett-Packard continues to be one of the best stories on the market in 2014. Shares are up 33% over the trailing 12 months and are up 24% year-to-date, outperforming the tech sector's 9% gains. The stock closed Thursday at $34.43, just 2% away from its 52-week high.
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