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Dell vs. HP: Which Stock Should You Own?

Opa2 Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 5:21 AM
HP could have had the tablet market, and dumped it's smart phone/ tablet in maybe the stupidest move in the industry. Then the new management didn't do anything to rebuild what should have been its future. HP is a dead end.
Hoosier Conservative Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 8:17 AM
I agree. I was excited when HP bought Palm. The hardware from HP and the software from Palm should have had a very bright future, that is, until the previous management got hold of it.After 10 years of owning a Palm device and being a launch day owner of the HP Touchpad, I was saddened to see them give up on the line of business 6 weeks after the launch of their first tablet.

I was looking forward to their new phones, but, seeing the writing on the wall, I picked up an iPhone when my Palm Pre gave up the ghost after 2.5 years.

What Leo Apotheker (sp?) did to the company borders on financial negligence. I am glad to see him go. I just hope HP realizes what they had before it is too late, if it is not already.

I got a chance to catch up with old colleagues at a tech investment conference this past week. And one topic dominated our hour-long discussion: Now that Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) are trading far from their all-time highs, is either one a bargain? More specifically, how do these two stocks stack up against each other? We couldn't come to an agreement, but now that I've had a chance to compare these two stocks, I think a clear winner has emerged.

To value these stocks, I used eight distinct factors and assigned each factor...