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Ralph Whitworth struck back at speculation that the company's plan to split its business in half was a defensive move spurred out of weakness.
"Markets are reflecting nervousness around third-quarter earnings given the strong dollar and a very weak macro environment in Europe," said Jim Russell, senior equity strategist for U.S. Hewlett-Packard posted the S&P 500' s largest gains, up 4.7 percent to $36.87 after it said it would split into two listed companies and eliminate another 5,000 jobs.
Stocks fell on Monday, with H&R Block leading declines on the S&P 500.
Dissecting Hewlett-Packard's decision to split into two companies, with former HP Chairman Ralph Whitworth, who says the split is a better way to present assets to the market.
NEW YORK, Oct 6- U.S. stocks edged lower in choppy trading on Monday, with a slide in Micron shares and GT Advanced Technologies' bankruptcy more than offsetting gains in Hewlett-Packard.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the split of Hewlett-Packard's business into two separate companies.
Discussing what companies would benefit from splitting up, with Mark Sue, RBC Capital Markets, and Gene Urcan, Capello Group.
NEW YORK, Oct 6- U.S. stocks were falling on Monday with a slide in Micron shares offsetting gains in Hewlett-Packard and traders cashing in on last Friday's sharp move higher. Hewlett-Packard was posting the sector's largest gains, up 5.2 percent to $37.02 after it said it would split into two listed companies and eliminate another 5,000 jobs.
HP's breakup could end up being a good thing in the long run, but it won't fix the company's core issues.
Hewlett-Packard announced its decision to split the company into two businesses. FMHR trader Pete Najarian, says CEO Meg Whitman is being proactive.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman says the company's plan to split in two is only possible because its turnaround plan has succeeded.
CNBC's Dominic Chu rounds up speculation on the Street over which company could spin off next, after Hewlett-Packard's decision to split.
Hewlett-Packard's plans to split into two companies is too little, too late, technology investor Roger McNamee said Monday.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports what Hewlett-Packard's split will look like. Kara Swisher of Re/code, says this is a "well organized mess."
The remainder of the year appears "quite constructive," especially following the selloff in small caps, strategist Tom Lee says.
The group was pressured by H&R Block Inc, which lost 6.3 percent to $29.67 a day after the company said its deal to sell its bank to BofI Federal Bank would not be approved by regulators before next year's tax season. Among other names in the group, Nike Inc fell 1.6 percent to $88.87 while Priceline Group was off 1.5 percent at $1,124.49. "The recovery is alive and well,...
Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners, shares his thoughts on the HP breakup. McNamee says HP has been two to three years behind every important trend and doesn't see any evidence Meg Whitman has control of the situation.
CNBC's David Faber and Jon Fortt discuss if Hewlett-Packard's move to split into two public companies will work. Jon Steinberg, North America Daily Mail, provides perspective.
Monday's Good, Bad and Ugly includes Hewlett-Packard's split, the CDC director on Ebola in the U.S., and stocks coming full circle.
The upsides and downsides of a breakup at Hewlett-Packard.