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Step 2. Unofficial HP Alumni Stock Decoder

This is part 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 related companies:   Agilent and Keysight    Autonomy    Compaq    Digital    DXC    EDS    Micro Focus    Perspecta    Tandem    Other predecessor companies

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HPAA Stock Decoder Table


What happened?
(Step 2)
  Price History     Find your stock
(Steps 3 and  4)
  Cost basis
(Step 6)
 

 
   
 
 

Record Date    

Event

Old stock symbol   

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

Stock symbol

More info

  Market price history chart

 

Check for unclaimed stock or dividends  

Current Transfer Agent

In HPAA spreadsheets?


 
   
 
 

1960-09-01

HP stock split 3 for 1

HWP

 

3

 

shares of HWP (the only 3:1 split)

HWP

Splits   Chart (HPQ)
Note 2
    California
Delaware
Note 3
  Equiniti
(scroll down)

yes

1970-02-25

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

shares of HWP

HWP

       

yes

1979-06-27

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

shares of HWP

HWP

       

yes

1981-06-17

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

shares of HWP

HWP

       

yes

1983-08-01

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

shares of HWP

HWP

       

yes

1995-03-24

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

shares of HWP

HWP

       

yes

1996-06-21

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

shares of HWP

HWP

       

yes

2000-05-02

HP spun off Agilent

HWP

 

0.381

 

share of Agilent

A

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware

Computershare

yes

2000-09-27

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

shares of HWP

HWP

Splits

 

Chart (HPQ)
Note 2

 

Delaware
Note 3

Equiniti
(scroll down)

yes

2002-05-03

HP bought Compaq with HWP shares.

CPQ

 

0.6325

 

CPQ holders got fractional share of HWP in exchange (18% over market price) 

HPQ

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware
Note 3

(n/a)

(n/a)

2002-05-06

HP changed stock symbol from HWP to HPQ

HWP

 

1

 

stock symbol changed to HPQ ("Q" from the Compaq symbol)

HPQ

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware
Note 3

Equiniti
(scroll down)

yes

2006-10-16

Agilent spun off Verigy

A

 

0.122

 

share of Verigy

VRGY

Details

 

- -

 

 

(n/a)

yes

2008-08-26

HP bought EDS with cash.

EDS

 

$25

 

EDS holders got cash from HP in exchange (32% over market price)

- -

Details

 

- -

 

Texas
Delaware

Note 4

(n/a)

(n/a)

2011-07-04

Verigy bought Advantest (Japanese)

VRGY

 

$15

 

cash from Advantest in exchange

- -

Details

 

- -

 

 

(n/a)

(n/a)

2011-10-31

HP bought Autonomy (UK) with cash.

AUTNF

 

25.50

 

Autonomy holders got cash from HP in exchange (79% over market price)

- -

Details

 

- -

   

(n/a)

(n/a)

2014-10-22

Agilent spun off Keysight

A

 

0.5

 

share of Keysight

KEYS

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware

Computershare

yes

2015-10-21

HP spun off HPE

HPQ

 

1

 

share of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

HPE

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware

Equiniti

yes

2015-10-21

Continuing PC and printer company renamed HPInc

HPQ

   

Was "Hewlett-Packard Company" (stock symbol not changed)

HPQ

Details

 

- -

 

Delaware

Equiniti
(scroll down)

yes

2017-03-20

HPE spin/merge with CSC, creating DXC

HPE

 

0.086

 

share of DXC (via temporary "Everett SpinCo")

DXC

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

 

Equiniti

yes

2017-09-01

HPE Software spin/merge with Micro Focus (UK)
 

HPE

 

0.137

 

share of a Micro Focus American Depositary Share (ADS) (via temporary "Seattle SpinCo") Potential 2017 U.S. tax liability

MFGP (U.S.)

Details

 

Chart (MFGP)
Note 2

 

U.S. ADSs: New York

AST

partly (see Note 1)

2018-05-25

DXC spin/merge with two other companies, creating Perspecta

DXC

 

0.5

 

share of Perspecta (via temporary "Ultra SpinCo")

PRSP

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware

Equiniti

no

2019-04-30

Micro Focus "Return of Value"

MFGP

 

0.8296

 

share of MFGP in exchange, plus $4.30 cash payment.

MFGP (U.S.)

Details and tax issues

 

Chart (MFGP)
Note 2

 

U.S. ADSs: New York

AST

no (see Note 1)

2021-01-27
(announced)

Proposed purchase of Perspecta by Peraton

PRSP

 

$29.35

 

cash from Peraton in exchange (expected close by mid-2021.)

n/a (private)

Details

   

       

no


Note 1. The cost basis treatment for the original Micro Focus spin/merge used in the HPAA cost basis spreadsheets is based on the opinion provided by HPE's outside tax counsel. However, some brokers and administrators apparently interpreted the transaction differently -- or did not report, or reported incorrectly -- to the IRS. The variation in reporting of the original spin/merge means that the April 2019 Micro Focus "Return of Value" transaction cannot be included in the HPAA cost basis spreadsheets.

Note 2. Yahoo Finance charts do not always accurately reflect stock splits and other events.

Note 3. The Hewlett-Packard Company was originally incorporated in California in 1947. In May 1998, it was reincorporated in Delaware. CA Secretary of State filing

Note 4. Electronic Data Systems was originally incorporated in Texas in 1962. In 1984, it was reincorporated in Delaware

Dates: There are four dates associated with any stock event. The Announcement Date. The Record Date, used in this table and specified in the announcement, is the date used to determine the number of shares or amount of cash each shareholder receives. The next stock market business day is the Effective Date. The Distribution Date, usually weeks later, is the actual distribution of the additional shares or cash.

Splits: HPI website    HPAA Copy

(Updated Apr 18, 2021.)  Questions or comments to: info-stock@hpalumni.org

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