Valuation

HP continues to be valued at a very low forward P/E of 7. By comparison, competitor Microsoft’s (MSFT) forward P/E is 14 and Google’s is 25.

Competition rising

Google and Acer (OTC:ACEIF) just announced a Chromebook for $199. This will mean more competition for HP on the low-end range of Chromebooks. The HP Chromebooks could find appeal for consumers in the 14-inch range, but HP will probably need to boost the specifications on the 11-inch model to compete effectively.

 

(Written by Chris Lau, a Kapitall contributor. All data sourced from Zacks Investment Research.)

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