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

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $17.39, below its previous 52-week low of $17.41 with 14.4 million shares traded as of 2:25 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 19.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $38.27 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 31.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 7.1, below the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 7.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Hewlett-Packard Ratings Report.

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