Shares of computer giant Hewlett-Packard from the beginning of the year increased by more than 20%. The reason for the growth was stable dividend history of the company and sales growth in the segment of 2D printers. In addition, the company is actively developing the direction of 3D printers that now does not give any results, but may in the future take the company to a leading position in the market.
Besides success in the segment of desktop computers, the company also improved its performance with respect to sales of laptops and introduced a new product Slatebook with the operating system from Android.
Considering anti-crisis measures on reduction of 33 thousand employees and financial indicator's growth, we recommend to include the company's shares in the long-term investment portfolio with growth potential of more than 15% by year end.