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Step 2. Unofficial HP Alumni Stock Decoder  (Updated Jun 20, 2021.) 

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 to determine which of seven HP-related stocks you should have, 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 six companies: HPInc, Agilent, Keysight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, and Micro Focus. You received cash and replacement stock in April 2019 from the Micro Focus "Return of Value." You were paid cash in May 2021 for your former stock in Perspecta.

- 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 four companies: HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, and Micro Focus. You received cash and replacement stock in April 2019 from the Micro Focus "Return of Value." You were paid cash in May 2021 for your former stock in Perspecta.

If you have stock paperwork or certificates from other 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 spread-
sheets?


 
   
 
 

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

Computer
-share

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)

Note 5

Details

 

- -

 

Texas
Delaware

Note 4

(n/a)

(n/a)

2011-07-04

Verigy bought by Advantest (Japan)

VRGY

 

$15

 

cash from Advantest in exchange

Note 5

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)

Note 5

Details

 

- -

   

(n/a)

(n/a)

2014-10-22

Agilent spun off Keysight

A

 

0.5

 

share of Keysight

KEYS

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware

Computer
-share

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 HP Inc.

HPQ

   

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

HPQ

Details

 

- -

 

Delaware

Equiniti
(scroll down)

yes

2017-03-20

HPE Enterprise Services spin/merge with CSC, creating DXC

HPE

 

0.086

 

share of DXC (via temporary "Everett SpinCo")

DXC

Details

 

Chart
Note 2

 

Delaware

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 U.S. Public Sector 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)

2021-05-06

Perspecta bought by Peraton

PRSP

 

$29.35

 

cash from Peraton in exchange. PRSP shares have vanished from your account. Either cash was added to your account or check mailed by approx. 6/2/21.

Note 5

Details

   

  Delaware   Equiniti

no
(see Note 1)


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 1984, it was reincorporated in Delaware. (For unclaimed property related to the 1984-1996 ownership of EDS by General Motors, check Michigan.)

Note 5. Stock of acquired company was "retired" -- i.e. no longer traded. See Where's my stock?

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.

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