HP Profit Rises

Vivendi posts higher earnings, raises guidance; Tenet Healthcare settles litigation; plus more stocks in the news Wednesday

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) posts 51 cents vs. 33 cents second quarter earnings per share (EPS; based on (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) on a 4.6% revenue rise. It sees 41 cents to 44 cents third quarter GAAP EPS on revenue of $21.75 billion and $1.87 to $1.91 fiscal year 2006 EPS on revenue of $91 billion.

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