HP's CEO says the big write-down the company took on its $10 billion Autonomy acquisition was the fault of prior management. But investors are chafing at the company's weakening performance and lousy stock price.
Skechers is upgraded to 'positive,' and Yum Brands is initiated with an 'outperform.'
As the market shows resilience, researchers are seeing upside and spreading the word.
The IMF and European finance ministers failed to agree on the release of further funds.
Stocks are mixed as a large write-down, and associated charges of fraud, from Hewlett-Packard overshadow better-than-expected US housing data.
Research in Motion is upgraded to 'hold,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The iconic tech company takes an $8.8 billion impairment charge related to accounting improprieties at Autonomy. The rest of its quarter was dismal as well.
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