Dow Showdown: Chevron vs. Hewlett-Packard

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As part of the Motley Fool Madness series, Andrew and David go head-to-head analyzing two Dow titans of industry. In today's showdown, software giant Hewlett-Packard faces off against big oil member Chevron. HP has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons lately, with boardroom drama and product concerns, but have shares been beaten down so far they are poised to outperform? At the same time, Chevron enjoys being a major supplier of oil in a world where demand for energy is only growing. However, looking ahead, which company has a greater catalyst for growth? Andrew and David present their arguments and our all-star team of analysts ultimately makes the call on the better Dow stock for the next 12 months.

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