Hewlett-Packard?s five per cent rise in second quarter revenues fell short of Wall Street predictions.
Revenue rose to $10.3 billion, but, although analysts had already cut back estimates, at the start of this week they were still looking for an 11 per cent rise from $9.9 billion in the same quarter in 1996.
Net income, although up by eight per cent to $784 million, were also lacklustre and earnings per share dropped to 75 cents from 87 cents in the first quarter this year. Wall Street had predicted 81 cents.
The firm attributed the downward spiral to aggressive price cuts in the inkjet printer market and a strong dollar.
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The skeleton was unearthed more than 20 years ago in South Africa
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