Investors would also like to see the life science and tools company be more aggressive with its free cash flow.
Donald J. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have plenty to discuss.
Buying Samsung's printer unit will help HP take on the copier market's leaders. It's not the only move HP is making to expand its addressable market.
HP's purchase will include taking on about 6,000 employees, and the deal is set to close in about 12 months.