And the result appears to have been a thumbs down – with the share price (tick: HPQ) falling over 22 percent to $22.94 at press time.
Autonomy’s shares rose by 76 percent, indicating that it’s an ill wind that blows no-one good. ARM Holdings price rose by £12.70 to stand at £491.80 – clearly some investors think it’s for the selling too.
Shares generally slumped on all the worldwide bourses, amid fears that we’re all in for a further dose of recession. IBM fell slightly, while Google (tick: GOOG) rose by three dollars to stand at $508 at press time. Intel (tick: INTC) was slightly down, but has hovered at around $20 seemingly forever.
People’s money went into buying gold, with an ounce costing slightly over $1,863 an ounce, a new record. The prices of silver and platinum rose too.