It is not a surprise that HPQ stock is doing well. The company is a giant among computer and technology companies. On average HPQ stock has maintained a nice touch screen computer, the all-in-one computer, the handheld tablets, and much more. HPQ has also made their devices to sync with other HP devices. This means that your handheld and desktop can have the same information without having to reload the files.
Please consider the following. When shopping for a computer in any major store (such as Best Buy, Comp USA, Walmart, BrandSmart, etc.) one will see that HP will always be a brand offered at a reasonable price. Comparing other computer and technology stocks to HPQ, one will find that HPQ holds its own against its rival companies. This is one reason why HPQ can afford to have over 300,000 employees within the company. Best of all, as a U.S. investor you can be assured that Hewlett-Packard is a great homeland stock option because HPQ is based out of California.
Hewlett-Packard is not just a computer-based company. The company also provides your stock investing interest in Image and Printing (IPG), Storage and Networking (ESSN), and Personal System Groups (PSG). Again please note, this company provides stock investing. I would be more inclined to trust the stock of a company that provides stock investing as one of its products than a company that has no interest in stocks.
The company is also expanding. As of December 2011, Hewlett-Packard acquired Helix Software GmbH. Helix Software was known for invoice and stock management software. One of the main features is the Helix Business Software. This software allows the small business owner to make invoices as well as keep track of stock. Not bad at all for a small investor in stock. The online Helix business is a free program which does well in establishing a positive outlook on the company. The boxed software boosts sales and therefore increases the revenue for HPQ, which is really the bottom line for anyone looking to invest.
Let's look at the reasons why a serious investor would choose HPQ stock. First, HPC is a growing company. This has been proven by the numbers. Also, it is an evolving growth. This means that you are not investing in something static (such as paperclips or paper), but something that improves as the market and technology improve.
Second, HPC is a competitive stock. This means that you will get a great sell when you decide to unload your shares. Better than this, the cost of the stock is still reasonable even though it is a major competitive presence in the technology and computer realm.
Third, the company is U.S.-based, giving you, the investor, the opportunity to buy into American products. Finally, it is just a wise investment. As computers and technology advance, the stock will increase. Technology, although wonderful and needed, grows in its expense. This is clearly made evident when one looks at the rise in computer prices over the past few years and even months. An increase in cost regardless of if the purchases increase will cause an increase in the stock value.
The bottom line is this: As long as computers are a part of our daily lives, and as long as consumers rely on those computers to maintain their daily lives, computer stock will always be a great investment. Furthermore, as long as HPQ remains competitive, the stock will remain in a constant state of incline. Any serious investor would be tremendously benefited by investing in HPC stock.