A shareholder court case trying to hold the board of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) responsible for approving ex- Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd’s $40 million severance after he suddenly quit was released by a Delaware court.
Mark Hurd, currently a president at competitor Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), quitted in August 2010 following charges of sexual harassment against independent HP supplier Jodie Fisher. An interior Hewlett-Packard investigation had cleared Hurd of harassment, but found he had filed imprecise outlay reports.
HP shareholder Lawrence Zucker took legal action against company’s directors, asserting they wasted corporation money by approving to such a big severance when they could have fired Hurd for cause and paid him nothing.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Dell Inc (NASDAQ:DELL) surged +1.67% to settle at $12.20, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) moved up +0.77% to end at $582.10 while Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI) increased +6.59% to finish on Friday at $6.47.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) began the last trading session with a price of $20.38 and throughout the session climbed at a high of $20.72 but when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced +0.37% to $20.37.
HPQ had a trade volume of 16.10 million shares was lower as compared to average trading capacity of 20.45 million shares.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with +0.74% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -44.85%. HPQ last month stock price volatility remained 2.95%. In its share capital HPQ has 1.97 billion outstanding shares among them 1.95 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. HPQ stock institutional ownership remained 75.39% while insider ownership included 0.02%.
Shares price of HPQ moved down from its 20 days moving average with -5.86% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -10.76%. HPQ current year earnings per share experienced an addition with -61.99% while its current quarter performance remained -13.28%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.07. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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