Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. said it would spin off and merge its struggling IT services business with Computer Sciences Corp., allowing the company to focus on its faster growing businesses. Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, formed after Hewlett-Packard Co. formally split in November, rose 10.5 percent in extended trading on Tuesday. Computer Sciences' shares jumped 19.5 percent to 42.6. Under Chief Executive Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been restructuring its IT consulting and services group. The company sold at least 84 percent of its 60.5 percent stake in Indian IT services provider Mphasis Ltd to Blackstone Group for 1.1 billion in April.
May-24-2016, 23:45:13 GMT