Stocks buzz: Hewlett-Packard Company, Nokia Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Hess Corp

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Stocks buzz: Hewlett-Packard Company, Nokia Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Hess Corp

NEW YORK, March 04, 2013 -, one of the leaders in providing investment alerts on U.S. stocks are announcing Investment Highlights on Hewlett-Packard Company, Nokia Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Hess Corp.

Hewlett-Packard Company(NYSE:HPQ) has said that the company has reached the halfway point in its restructuring plan, and has to lay off 15,000 more employees to achieve its target.

Last May, HP had announced that it would cut down its 350,000 strong workforce by 27,000 people. It plans to achieve this target by the end of the year.

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Although profit and revenue has been declining for some time now, the latest quarterly results indicate that a turnaround is in progress.

CEO Meg Whitman has said that aligning costs and revenues is the first step in improving the company, but innovation and absolute growth is a must for "exciting" investors and HP employees.

HP has raised R&D spending and is on the verge of  releasing new products like its low-energy Moonshot servers that use ARM and Atom chips.

Also, Whitman said that HP calls its PC division the Personal Systems Group, which is not restricted to personal computers, and includes a range of devices with a variety of operating systems.

HP recently launched its Chromebook and also announced its first Android tablet.

Meanwhile, Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) has met with a setback in its comeback bid. The Finnish mobile-maker is set to be dropped from the Euro Stoxx 50 Index this month.

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The company is currently ranked 34th in the stock comprising the index, and will be replaced by French aerospace

firm EADS on March 18. Some mutual funds may cash in their Nokia shares in favor of those that remain on the list, and that could affect Nokia’s share price.

However, the company was dropped by Euro Stoxx in 2011 too, only to be brought back later. 

The company has just launched its new phones including the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 Windows Phone smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Shares of the company tumbled 2.65%.

Natural gas and crude oil prices had remained overtly subdued for the year 2012 but that state of affairs is expected to change this year. The EIA has brought about a raise in its forecasts for this year’s oil growth from 110,000 barrels per day to 1.05 million barrels per day. In China, which is the second largest economy of the world, the demand for oil is expected to rise by 5% this year.

In the United States too there is a continuous expansion of energy production which is assisting the ushering of a new dawn in the field of American manufacturing. 

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Exxon Mobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM), which is the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company has a lot to profit from the global growth in economy that is expected as well as the improvement in the United States manufacturing. The fundamentals of the organizations are pretty impressive as it has a low PE ratio of 9.20 and pays 2.55% as its dividend per year. In addition to that, in spite of the flagging energy prices, there has been a rise in the income of the organization, the results of which were declared on the 1st of February. The fourth quarter of the year 2012, the net income has come to $9.95 billion, which is a substantial increase of $550 million from the same quarter of the previous year. The increase in the refinement of the increasing margins and the volume gains in refined products have contributed to the positive results.

Due to the pressures from Hess Corp.(NYSE:HES)’s third largest shareholder (Elliott Management) to break up the organization, the former will bow out from its energy trading, energy marketing and retail businesses.

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Hess Corp. which has a market capitalization of around $23 billion has officially stated that it will buy back around $4 billion of its stock and increase the dividend from 40 cents to $1 from the month of July onwards. Elliot Management asked the organization in the month of January to consider a spin-off of its onshore assets in the United States and sell off its retail operations.

Shares of the company are up about 4%.

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