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That's definitely funny about being cheaper than it was.:-)

But just because it "was at one time" nearly $100/share doesn't mean it will ever get that high again, or anywhere near it. Really kinda hard to figure, at least for me at this point in time, which way it might move long-term. The company seems to have a history of buy, buy, buy, trying to keep up with the latest technology while the technology is moving so quickly. Both CEOs (prior and recent) have talked about how they're positioning themselves for something really great, but the question is whether the company ever actually "get positioned." My thinking is that it may take yet another CEO with a "new" thought process, and more skilled at dealing with the challenges of this type of technology these days, to move this company in a way that will prove profitable for the shareholders.

The current CEO did great things for HP, but I wonder if he's "run out of steam" and saw an opportunity to make another move, making a lot of money doing so, but not really understanding of what is needed to make such a company highly profitable with things being the way they now are as far as this sort of business/technology.

Looking at some of the salaries, looks like the top management must be pretty happy, but I wonder if some of that is coming at the expense of the shareholders.
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