Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) checks in three weeks from now. Buckle up!
It’s not a good time to be a box maker. PC sales have been sliding for two years, and analysts see HP’s revenue and profitability taking a hit this quarter.
There are plenty of moving parts here. Its largest rival is reportedly in talks to be bought out. HP is trying to broaden its reach into higher-margin enterprise software, but that often means overpaying for market darlings.
HP has shed two-thirds of its value in the past three years while most tech names have rallied. No, it isn’t easy being a box maker.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) will be reporting on its first holiday quarter with CEO Hubert Joly at the helm.
Did the consumer electronics giant have a holly Joly Christmas?
Most of the attention that Best Buy has been generating lately has been about the chances of its displaced founder coming back to take the company private, but this is also a company facing a very important juncture in its history.
Can a brick-and-mortar superstore chain remain relevant in this era of online shopping and digital delivery?
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