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Buy HP, Sell Dell

You won't find too many fans of HP stock right now, after last week's announcement about the death of the TouchPad. But PC makers are going through a rough patch in general, as consumers turn to tablets and businesses embrace the cloud. Here's why HP is still a decent bet -- and in better shape than a certain competitor.

$4 Million Signing Bonus for New HP CEO Leo Apotheker

HP shares dropped more than 3% in premarket trading Friday, a day after the company named Leo Apotheker to replace Mark Hurd as CEO. And if investors aren't impressed with the choice of the former CEO of software giant SAP to lead HP, they're really not going to like his compensation package.

Mark Hurd's Mixed Performance as HP's CEO

While the stock price doubled under his leadership -- from $21 to below $42 -- and his departure sliced off 10% of its value, there seems to be a gap between HP's net income growth and the slide in its cash position while Hurd manned the helm.

Mark Hurd's Abrupt Departure Leaves HP Reeling

CEO Hurd was seen as rescuing Hewlett-Packard from the mess left behind by his ill-fated predecessor, Carly Fiorina. That is, until he wound up getting ousted for creating his own mess. The world's leading computer company now has to regroup again.