3 Reasons to Sell Dow Laggard HP

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

As part of our series "3 Reasons to Buy/Sell," we're taking a look at the risks and opportunities facing every stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Hewlett-Packard is the second-longest-tenured technology stock in the index, but its days increasingly look numbered. A continuing sell-off in the company's shares has led to the company contributing just 1.34% of the index. Eric takes a look at three reasons investors would be best served avoiding HP. Of note, he sees financial metrics such as operating cash flow taking a dramatic turn in the wrong direction, struggles in HP's services business that will be hard to overcome, and a model that's failing across every geography. It's gotten so bad that Europe is HP's best-performing segment. To see Eric's full explanation of three reasons investors should consider selling HP, watch the video below.

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