Debunking HP's shareholder peace offering

Hewlett-Packard is hoping to win back its shareholders with the appoint of the "shareholder friendly" Ralph Whitworth as interim chairman. But investors aren't buying it, and analysts want to see something more tangible before they commit to the company.

Wall Street's psycho-analysis of Hewlett-Packard's latest board room shuffle has begun.

The stepping-down of Hewlett-Packard Co Chairman Ray Lane and appointment of activist investor Ralph Whitworth as his interim replacement has raised hopes for a more "shareholder friendly" board at the flailing PC maker.


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