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HP Shareholders Feeling EDS Deal May Be Too Expensive

Want to know how frustrated Hewlett-Packard shareholders are today? Here's a couple stats:

Market cap yesterday: $123 b
Today: $107 b
Loss: $16 b

Now, here's the killer stat: they are buying EDS for $13.9 billion! Hewlett is now down more in market cap than they are paying for EDS ! The only good news is that since I reported this at 1 pm ET, Hewlett has come off its lows, now trading at $44.00, so it's market cap is up to $108 b.

Importantly, no one has complained that this is a bad deal, only that they may have overpaid for it.

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