Hewlett Packard Enterprises
This was a spin-off from a Silicon Valley legend and holds solid upside potential. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) provides solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze and act upon data seamlessly.
The company offers general purpose servers for multi-workload computing and workload-optimized servers; HPE ProLiant rack and tower servers; HPE BladeSystem, HPE Synergy and HPE ProLiant; storage solutions; and solutions for secondary workloads and traditional tape, storage networking and disk products, such as HPE Modular Storage Arrays and HPE XP. It also offers HPE Apollo and Cray products, as well as HPE Superdome Flex, HPE Nonstop, HPE Integrity, HPE Moonshot, and HPE Edgeline products.
HPE provides mobility and Internet of Things solutions under the Aruba brand, which include Wi-Fi access points, switches, routers and sensors; cloud-based management, network management, network access control, analytics and assurance, and location services; and professional and support services, as well as as-a-service and consumption models for the intelligent edge portfolio of products.
The company also offers various leasing, financing, IT consumption, and utility programs and asset management services for customers to facilitate technology deployment models and the acquisition of complete IT solutions, including hardware, software, and services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others. Further, the company invests in communications and media solutions, Hewlett Packard labs, and various business incubation projects.
Investors receive a 3.10% dividend. Raymond James just raised its $20 price target to $22. The consensus target on Hewlett Packard Enterprises stock is $17.16, and the shares closed at $15.48 on Friday.
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This old-school tech giant still offers investors a very solid entry point. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is a leading provider of enterprise solutions, offering a broad portfolio of information technology (IT) hardware, business and IT services, and a full suite of software solutions.
The company integrates its hardware products with its software and services offerings in order to provide high-value solutions. Analysts have cited the company’s potential in the public cloud as a reason for their positive outlook going forward.
The company posted solid second-quarter results recently. The cloud proved to be big in the earnings reports, as did Red Hat, the software giant the firm bought in 2019. Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies are now paired with the unmatched scale and depth of IBM’s innovation and industry expertise and sales leadership in more than 175 countries.
Investors in IBM stock receive 4.70% dividend. BofA Securities reiterated a Buy rating after the stellar second-quarter earnings report and raised the price target to $176. The $144.12 consensus target is closer to Friday’s closing print of $139.58.
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