PALO ALTO, Calif. (
) -- It's been a busy day for
, which on top of
shortly before market close, also said it would spin off its well-known PC business amid weak consumer demand.
The company beat profit expectations by a penny, reporting adjusted earnings per share of $1.10 cents on sales of $31.2 billion for its fiscal third quarter. Analysts were expecting adjusted EPS of $1.09 on sales of $31.17 billion.
that it would ditch its webOS mobile device hardware, although it will keep the webOS software it bought through its
acquistion last year. That effectively takes HP out of the tablet and smartphone markets, although in a prepared statement, the tech giant said it will continue to "explore options" to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.
Click above to via a recap of
HP earnings blog.
Shares of HP,
dipped about 6% to close at $29.51; they were falling $2.84, or 9.62%, in the after-hours session.
--Blog written by James Rogers and Scott Moritz in New York.
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