Hewlett-Packard Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (HPQ)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $20.53, below its previous 52-week low of $20.57 with 11.4 million shares traded as of 2:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 18.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $41.03 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 7.9, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its attractive valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Hewlett-Packard Ratings Report.

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