Hewlett Packard Forecasts Profit That May Beat Estimates

  • Company announces $8.8 billion deal for some software assets
  • Third-quarter revenue declined 6 percent as company slims down

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. forecast profit in the current quarter that may exceed some analysts’ projections, showing progress on Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman’s moves to shrink the company and make it more nimble.

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