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Unofficial HP Alumni Stock Decoder (Step 1.)

This is Step 1 of our Stock Recovery process. There is a link to the next step at the end of this page. If you haven't gone through the previous steps, start here: Employee Stock

Which companies might I have stock in?  Compare the date when you first acquired HP stock with the Record Dates in the left-hand column. The table is sorted by Record Date -- the date used to determine the number of shares or amount of cash each shareholder received.

Examples of how to use the table:

- If you owned any HP stock on 2000-05-02 (May 2, 2000) -- and have never sold any -- in addition to your stock in HP, you would now have stock in seven companies:
HPInc, Agilent, Keysight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, Micro Focus, and Perspecta. Plus received cash and stock in the Micro Focus "Return of Value."

- If you owned any HP stock on 2015-10-21 (Oct 21, 2015) -- and have never sold any -- in addition to your stock in HP, you would now have stock in five companies:
HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, Micro Focus, and Perspecta. Plus received cash and stock in the Micro Focus "Return of Value."

If you have stock paperwork or certificates from predecessor companies:   Autonomy    Compaq    Digital    EDS    Tandem    Other predecessor companies

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For the expanded version of this table -- including links to market price chart, details of each transaction, state of incorporation, current transfer agent, and whether covered in HPAA cost basis spreadsheets -- go to Expanded Stock Decoder

Step 1. What happened?


Record Date    

Event

Old stock symbol   

For each share of the old stock owned on that date, you ended up with...

New stock symbol

                   

1960 to 1996

HP split the stock seven times

HWP

 

2 or 3

 

shares of HWP

HWP

                   

2000-05-02

HP spun off Agilent

HWP

 

0.381

 

share of Agilent.

A

                   

2000-09-27

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

share of HWP

HWP

                   

2002-05-03

HP bought Compaq

CPQ

 

0.633

 

share of HWP (18% over market price)  CPQ Stock Discussion

HPQ

                   

2002-05-06

HP changed symbol to HPQ

HWP

 

1

 

stock symbol changed to HPQ.

HPQ

                   

2006-10-16

Agilent spun off Verigy

A

 

0.122

 

share of Verigy.

VRGY

                   

2008-08-26

HP bought EDS

EDS

 

$25

 

cash from HP (32% over market price)

- -

                   

2011-07-04

Verigy bought Advantest (Japanese)

VRGY

 

$15

 

cash from Advantest

- -

                   

2014-10-22

Agilent spun off Keysight

A

 

0.5

 

share of Keysight.

KEYS

                   

2015-10-21

HP spun off HPE

HPQ

 

1

 

share of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

HPE

                   

2015-10-21

HP renamed HPInc

HPQ

   

(HPInc stock symbol not changed)

- -

                   

2017-03-20

HPE spin/merge with CSC, creating DXC

HPE

 

0.086

 

share of DXC. (temporary "Everett SpinCo")

DXC

                   

2017-09-01

HPE spun off Seattle SpinCo

HPE

 

1

 

share of temporary "Seattle SpinCo."

- -

                   
 

Seattle SpinCo spin/merge with Micro Focus (British)

- -

 

0.137

 

Micro Focus ADSs (American Depositary Shares.)

MFGP (in U.S.)

                   
   

Potential Micro Focus "Seattle SpinCo" 2017 U.S. tax liability

 

2018-05-25

DXC spin/merge, creating Perspecta

DXC

 

0.5

 

share of Perspecta. ("Ultra SpinCo")

PRSP

                   

2019-04-30

Micro Focus "Return of Value"

MFGP

 

0.8296

 

share of MFGP plus ~$4.35 cash

MFGP (U.S.)

                   
    Details and tax issues for Micro Focus "Return of Value"     Micro Focus Update  

(Updated Jan 17, 2021.)   Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org  

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