Town Square

Post a New Topic

will Carl Icahn break up HP?

Original post made by worker, College Terrace, on Dec 11, 2012

HP stock had a rare good day yesterday on rumors that Carl Icahn would take over the company, break it up, and sell off the pieces. Is this good for the workers? Good for the city? Or only good for stockholders? The stock has been trading near a 10 year low recently. News report: Web Link

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Icahnie
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Didn't Carl Icahn spend time in jail for financial chicanery in the eighties?

Hewlett and Packard, the flu ders, must be spinning in their graves!


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Ken
a resident of another community
on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

"Didn't Carl Icahn spend time in jail for financial chicanery in the eighties?"

No, he didn't. You may be thinking of Michael Milken, who was instrumental in financing many of Icahn's deals.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

To Cambodia With Love
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 3,343 views

Early Campaign Notes: City Council
By Douglas Moran | 16 comments | 1,931 views

Life in fast forward
By Jessica T | 3 comments | 1,624 views

Medical
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,547 views

Vikram Chandra's "Geek Sublime" and 10/3 event at Kepler's
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 433 views