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Both Dell and Hewlett-Packard announced quarterly earnings recently, and despite having roughly equivalent quarters, the market treated each company vastly different after their respective announcements. In many ways, these companies largely serve as equivalents of each other, especially since they both face the same existential issues. Both companies are struggling financially and understand they need to reshape their businesses in short order or face eventually fading into irrelevance. Given their similar stances, which stock looks like the more attractive buy right now?

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