Can Meg Whitman Save HP?

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) will report its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday, its first earnings release since new CEO Meg Whitman joined the PC maker.

Analysts expect lower earnings and revenue from last year and are estimating earnings per share of $1.13 and sales of $32 billion.
Meg Whitman

Investors will be waiting to see how Whitman hopes to turn around HP, which had faced uncertainty over the future of its PC business as well as its overall strategic direction. They will also be looking for more information about how Whitman plans to grow the company organically or if whether she will look towards large scale M&A.

Some are bullish on Whitman, arguing the company has nowhere to go but up.

Others have questioned her credentials, wondering if her previous experience as the CEO of eBay ( EBAY) prepared her to run a company the size and scope of HP.

Can Meg Whitman turn HP around?

Can Meg Whitman save HP?

Yes, Whitman is a qualified CEO who will be able to turn the company around.
No, she's a celebrity CEO and can't save this sinking ship.

--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.

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