The technology sector closed the day up 2.1%. CyberDefender ( CYDE), Tegal Corporation ( TGAL), Orsus Xelent Technologies Inc ( ORS), and Zoo Entertainment Inc ( ZOOG) were all winners today within the technology sector with Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) being today's featured technology winner. Hewlett-Packard rose $1.16 (4.9%) to $25.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 26.6 million shares of Hewlett-Packard exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28.9 million shares. Hewlett-Packard Company offers various 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. Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $45.7 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.4, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 43.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.
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