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Techquity: Apple falls to Samsung, HP soars

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 03:12

Feb. 22 - Samsung sells more devices than Apple while Hewlett-Packard delights investors.

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And you can't plan for apple. In a note that today Morgan Stanley says the company will likely increase the cash return to shareholders. The conclusion based on recent means apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer. Morgan Stanley advocates -- stockholders who have money borrowed at low interest rates rather than repatriating some of the billions held overseas. That would avoid the tax at the repatriated money would take. Activist investor David I'm as outlined his plan. To a lot more value for shareholders at a conference called investors he wants apple issued preferred shares and eventually repatriate cash held abroad. While they continue but Apple's money there's no debate is dealing with increased competition in its business. A new report from IDC shows Samsung took the top spot sales of Smart connected devices in the fourth quarter. That being Smartphones tablets desktop PCs and portable PCs. Apple came in second after handily beating cents a year earlier. For all of 2012 Samsung also winner after trailing apple and when he eleven. The galaxy line of Smartphones helping boost its only 250 million shipments of its devices. Apple's 218 point seven milling. Smartphones made it the largest chunk of device shipments at 60%. Followed -- portable PCs it nearly 17%. And desktop PCs and tablets tablets though experiencing the largest growth of before. Here's an apple today up fractionally in the 448. Dollar range in our best of the rest today Hewlett-Packard. And author upping their earnings estimates after the PC maker produced profit and revenue that beat Wall Street's forecasts. He says the biggest positive swing factors HP's use that. Enterprise group pop profitability was bottoming out. BMO raised its estimates and price target. The twenty dollars from fourteen dollars -- expects eight -- do more by accident boost dividends in light of its ability to generate cash. HP's he'll make witness as the company's turnaround this. On track. But cost cutting produce those results revenues fell in every unit except one and shrinking margins in the declining PC business presents a big challenge. Whitman says HP will not abandon the easy business and will not break up the company. Investors cheered its corporate report -- driving the stock up -- percent. HP last year's dog of the Dow is now leading the index up 20%. So far this year. I'm a look at movers first soaring is. Aruba Networks the wireless network gear maker reported 23% higher quarterly revenue and forecast further gains in the current quarter shares up more than 20%. In a 52 week high of 2678. Earlier in the session. And sputtering blackberries. And -- partners. Cutting to stop from neutral with -- and lowering its price target from twelve dollars to ten shares down about 4%. And that's -- but he this Friday. -- -- follow us on Twitter at RT RS equity I'm Fred I think Alan this is war.

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Techquity: Apple falls to Samsung, HP soars

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 03:12

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