Whitman has broken off yet another business -- and reportedly considered hopping to Uber--since HPE's last call. Meanwhile, a pack of activist shareholders is gathering.
Infosys, CenturyLink, Cisco and other tech names were struggling Friday alongside troubling news from Washington and terror attacks in Spain.
Markets reached their session lows Thursday afternoon.
U.S. stock futures are higher on Wednesday.
As HPE reports fiscal second-quarter results Wednesday, listen for details about whether Whitman will bolt on or break off more lines of business.