Tomahawk, WI 01/31/2014 (BasicsMedia) – Hewlett Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) had a great last year as its valuation grew steadily by 79% over the year without much fluctuations, raising hopes that the coming year may very well turn in HP’s favour. The continuous growth in earnings and revenue figures of HP is the reason that its share valuation has gone up in the last year.

Hewlett’s strength

Hewlett Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)’s strength lies in the fact that it has diversified and earned in various fields without losing its focus on its core field being PC and printing segment. Although Hp had to face issues with sluggish growth in its PC and printing segment as the demand for the same has been going down yet HP’s hold on hard core peripherals and large format printing market has helped in sustaining its revenues. The enterprise segment of HP which has recently launched its Moonshot server is one of its segments which have potential for future growth which will help in rise in Hewlett Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)’s revenue as its Moonshot servers are manufactured at one tenth the cost of traditional rack servers and are more power, cooling and space. HP’s Services segment which provides consulting, outsourcing and technology services related to infrastructure, applications and different business processes has recently won a contract with NGEN network of the US Department of the Navy thereby giving a tremendous boost to its service segment.

Analysts view on HP

Most analysts are of the view that HP is a share to watch out for and invest in 2014 because of HP’s tremendous growth and diversification potential which ensures that HP keeps making profits and earning revenues either from its one or the other sector which keeps HP on a steady path of growth. Even Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) has upgraded their rating of HP from “neutral” to “buy” on the reasons that HP has stable-to-slightly increasing EPS revisions, strong free cash flow (FCF) generation and commitment to shareholder returns of 50% of FCF in dividend and buyback thereby making it a stock worth investing into. Add to this the fact that HP is planning to enter into mobile arena again by launching it in India which has massive mobile growth thereby making Hewlett Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) an irresistible “buy” and a stock to watch out for!

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