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Step 1. Stock Decoder. (Updated Dec 18, 2019.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org   This topic is covered in the HPAA Finance Forum

This is an intermediate step in our step-by-step Stock Recovery process to help you find it, protect it, and prevent double taxation. If you haven't gone through the previous steps, start here:   Employee Stock

Which companies might I have stock in? The table is sorted by date. Compare the date when you first acquired HP stock with the dates in Column 1.

For example, if you owned any HP stock on May 2, 2000 -- and had never sold any -- in addition to your stock in HP, you would also have stock in Agilent, Keysight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, Micro Focus, and Perspecta.

Step 1. What happened?


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Date    

Event

Old stock symbol 

For each share of the old stock owned on that date, you received...

New stock symbol

Market price history chart

Details

 

Check for lost stock or dividends  

Current Transfer Agent

In HPAA cost spread- sheets?


1960 to 1996

HP split the stock seven times

HWP

 

2 or 3

 

shares of HWP

HWP

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

Equiniti (scroll down)

yes

2000-05-02

HP spun off Agilent

HWP

 

0.381

 

share of Agilent.

A

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

Computer-share

yes

2000-09-27

HP stock split 2 for 1

HWP

 

2

 

share of HWP

HWP

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

Equiniti (scroll down)

yes

2002-05-03

HP bought Compaq

CPQ

 

0.633

 

share of HWP (18% premium) 

HPQ

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

(n/a)

(n/a)

2002-05-06

HP changed symbol to HPQ

HWP

 

1

 

stock symbol changed to HPQ.

HPQ

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

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

EDS

 

$25

 

cash from HP (32% premium)

- -

- -

Details

 

Delaware

(n/a)

(n/a)

2011-07-04

Verigy bought by Japanese Advantest

VRGY

 

$15

 

cash from Advantest

- -

- -

 

Details

Options

 

?

(n/a)

(n/a)

2011-10-03

HP bought British Autonomy

AU

 

25.50

 

cash from HP (64% premium)

- -

- -

Details

 

?

(n/a)

(n/a)

2014-10-22

Agilent spun off Keysight

A

 

0.5

 

share of Keysight.

KEYS

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

Computer-share

yes

2015-10-21

HP spun off HPE

HPQ

 

1

 

share of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

HPE

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

Wells Fargo [now Equiniti]

yes

2015-10-21

HP renamed HP Inc

HPQ

   

(stock symbol not changed)

- -

- -

Details

 

Delaware

Equiniti

yes

2017-03-20

HPE spin/merge with CSC, creating DXC

HPE

 

0.086

 

share of DXC. ("Everett SpinCo")

DXC

Chart

Details

 

Nevada

Wells Fargo [now Equiniti]

yes

2017-09-01

HPE spun off Seattle SpinCo

HPE

 

1

 

share of temporary "Seattle SpinCo."

- -

- -

(See Micro Focus)

 

(n/a)

(n/a)

yes

2017-09-01

Seattle spin/merge with British Micro Focus

- -

 

0.137

 

Micro Focus ADSs (American Depositary Shares.)

MFGP (in US)

Chart

Details

Article

 

US ADSs: New York?

AST

yes

    Potential Micro Focus "Seattle SpinCo" 2017 US tax liability  

2018-05-25

DXC spin/merge, creating Perspecta

DXC

 

0.5

 

share of Perspecta. ("Ultra SpinCo")

PRSP

Chart

Details

 

Delaware

Equiniti

not yet

2019-04-30

Micro Focus "Return of Value"

MFGP

 

0.8296

 

share of MFGP plus ~$4.35 cash

MFGP (in US)

Chart

Details

Details

 

US ADSs: New York?

AST

not yet


Other predecessor companies, such as Indigo, Mercury, Opsware, Peregrine, etc. Predecessor company stock

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