1. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Results Go in Opposite Directions

    The split is done. One goes up, and the other goes down. Sales in the Enterprise Group, the main hardware unit, rose 2 percent, or 9 percent after backing out currency effects, and posted a 14 percent operating margin. It was a different picture at HP Inc., the personal computing and printing company. Shares fell by more than 5 percent after hours as it forecast fiscal 2016 earnings in the range of $1.59 to $1.69 a share, below the outlook of analysts, who expected $1.77. 

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    1. HPE's results were pretty much as I expected, with strength in hardware and weaknesses in software and services.
    2. We can't afford to just compete on price.
    3. I am a bit surprised in the big dropoff in HP Inc.'s results in both PCs and printers.
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