Will HP's Storyline Continue to Depress Its Shareholders?

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The industry dynamic for PC makers seems perpetually grim at this point: the Hewlett-Packard storyline continues to go downhill, as evidenced by its most recent earnings report. With revenue down 5%, consumers are moving past PCs into a market that's merging more into mobile technology. Everyone in the tech space is well aware of the former innovator's fall from grace. However, with newly minted CEO Meg Whitman purportedly leading a multiyear turnaround, the question facing the company is: Can it change course and find a place at the table in the post-PC world?

Having usurped HP long ago as chief innovator in Silicon Valley, Apple is the most influential company in technology and has delivered market-smashing returns. However, with the impending release of the iPhone 5 and Apple TV on the horizon, the stakes have never been higher for the company. If you're looking for a recommendation on how to play Apple, along with continuing updates and guidance on the company whenever news breaks, we've created a brand-new report that details when to buy and (and when to sell) Apple. To get started, just click here now.

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