Greetings HP. I come in peace as an unwilling participant in this potential arranged marriage. So let’s get a discussion going. Do you think it will happen? If so, what is the predicted fallout? What do you think the stock price will look like when it’s all over? Let’s go!
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Just an FYI for anyone unaware, Xerox has increased its value by offshoring all admin positions to India via HCL. They will be nonexistent soon but not before John V runs off with his big bucks.
Xerox raises it's bid:
Find it curious that CTO resigns and an interim is named. Most reputable companies have a transition plan in place for executive level positions and retirement. What’s up?
This merger/ purchase is a matter when; not if.
Analysts like it. The 2 companies share a significant number of shareholders. So a significant number of shareholders (not just C Icon) will benefit.
It’s a battle of leadership going on right now (both board and executive leadership). There will be winners and losers. The potential losers are fighting this; however shareholders rule. Take a look at the shareholders (institutions and mutual) and you’ll see a significant amount of commonality.
The small investor is really meaningless in this battle
It’ll certainly happen this year, one way or another, most probably an HP controlled combination rather than big X but the offer will need to improve before this gains momentum one suspects. It has the potential to be a serious leader, nobody would be close once together and the other OEMs will have no option but to, excuse me, ‘copy’ the xerox led strategy. Stock up for a combination, particularly given HPs rock bottom stock figures over the past year or so.(improved slightly since xerox news)
Some sort of merger or buyout will happen. Icahn was doing this before most of you keyboard commandos were born.
HP used to have a poison pill at one time. I don't know if they would still execute the same plan. I think it was to issue a large number of share to dilute the hostile's position. HP considered using it against a GE takeover many, many years ago.
The merger/takeover is not going to happen. HP has lawyers that are ready to fight it and that was part of their last letter to Xerox.
Why couldn't Carl Icahn have been on that helicopter instead of Kobe?