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HP stock sinks with slow turnaround

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Arab Today, arab today HP stock sinks with slow turnaround

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Hewlett-Packard stock sank on Wednesday after its chief said it would take time to turn around the company that built its fortune on printers and computers. An analyst day at the company\'s headquarters in Northern California opened with HP boss Meg Whitman laying out her vision for reviving HP and projecting earnings for the year that fell short of previous expectations. HP shares dropped nearly 10 percent to $15.45 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. \"HP has a powerful set of assets, a culture of engineering innovation and a trusted brand,\" Whitman said in a release. \"Now, we have to focus on bringing our incredible assets together to deliver for our customers, employees and shareholders.\" Whitman told analysts that HP made progress during the past year stabilizing the business, which has been thrown off balance by changes in leadership, and that a foundation was laid for a \"multiyear turnaround.\" HP said its focus includes capitalizing on trends in data security and shifting computing into the Internet \"cloud.\" HP is on track to complete its restructuring by the end of 2014 and its revenue would be growing in line with the US gross domestic product by 2016, according to Whitman. HP anticipated revenue for fiscal 2013 would decline during what Whitman referred to as a \"fix and build year.\" HP announced last month that its job cuts under a major restructuring program will total some 29,000, or 2,000 more than previously estimated. In a regulatory filing, the world\'s biggest maker of personal computers said the cuts will be made through its 2014 fiscal year. The cuts are part of an effort by Whitman, who took the reins at HP a year ago, to turn around a giant company hurt by a shift away from traditional PCs. HP on Monday took aim at \"post PC\" workplaces with a business-oriented tablet computer powered with new Windows 8 software by Microsoft. The ElitePad 900 was to be available in the United States in January, with pricing details revealed closer to its release date.

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