[CEOs: Whitman, Pérez, Martore]
Another Old Line company lurched toward oblivion today when Hewlett-Packard stunned investors with a nearly $7 billion loss, writing down a software division named Autonomy that it bought just over a year ago and citing accounting irregularities. HP's stock is down more than 10% on the news.
Meg Whitman has been struggling to turn around the Silicon Valley giant since being named CEO in September 2011. In that unenviable task, she joins Antonio Pérez, CEO of Eastman Kodak, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January.
Under CEO Gracia Martore, however, Gannett investors have enjoyed a much better year. Change in companies' shares from a year ago, based on recent trading prices today:
[Data: Google Finance]