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DEC Stock Decoder. (HPAA stock decoders: Compaq   DEC   HP   Tandem )

Part of our step-by-step Stock Recovery process to findit, protect it, and help you avoid double taxation. If you haven't gone through the previous steps, start here:   Employee Stock

(Updated May 4, 2020 -- 3AM.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org  

There are four dates associated with any stock event. The announcement date. The Record Date, specified in the announcement, 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. This table is sorted by Effective Date.

Compare the date when you first acquired DEC stock with the dates in Column 1. If you later acquired Compaq shares while a Compaq employee, those batches of stock should be tracked separately -- see our Compaq Stock Decoder.

For links and more detail on HP stock history, see our HP Stock Decoder

This table is from the online system available to customers of broker Charles Schwab & Co.

Notes: Stock plan administrators and stock brokerages vary (sometimes dramatically) in how they make gain/loss and cost basis calculations and in what they report to the IRS. Each of the 236 NYSE member firms (and others around the world) is expected to read SEC filings, analyze corporate actions, and update the records they maintain on behalf of their clients.

Stock splits or other corporate actions may have take place before the first date in this table.

Corporate Action Summary

Effective 
Date 

Corp
Action

 Target
 Symbol

 Target 
 CUSIP 

Target
Security Name

Rate 

Cash 

New
Symbol

 New 
 CUSIP 

New
Security Name

11/08/1976 

Stock Split

 DEC

 253849103 

DIGITAL EQUIP CORP

3:1 

 

 

  

 

05/12/1986 

Stock Split

 DEC

 253849103 

DIGITAL EQUIP CORP

2:1 

 

 

  

 

06/12/1998 

Merger

 DEC

 253849103 

DIGITAL EQUIP CORP

0.945 

30.00 

CPQ

 204493100 

COMPAQ COMPUTER CORP

05/06/2002 

Merger

 CPQ

 204493100 

COMPAQ COMPUTER CORP

0.6325 

 

HWP

 428236103 

HEWLETT PACKARD CO

05/06/2002 

Name/Symbol Change

 HWP

 428236103 

HEWLETT PACKARD CO

 

 

HPQ

 428236103 

HEWLETT PACKARD CO

11/02/2015 

Distrib/Spin-Off

 HPQ

 428236103 

HEWLETT PACKARD CO

 

HPE

 42824C109 

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

11/02/2015 

Exchange

 HPQ

 428236103 

HEWLETT PACKARD CO

 

HPQ

 40434L105 

HPInc

04/03/2017 

Distrib/Spin-Off

 HPE

 42824C109 

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

0.0859 

 

DXC

 23355L106 

DXC TECHNOLOGY CO

09/01/2017 

Distrib/Spin-Off

 HPE

 42824C109 

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

 

42824C992

 42824C992 

SEATTLE SPIN CO

09/01/2017 

Merger

 42824C992

 42824C992 

SEATTLE SPIN CO

0.1373 

 

MFGP

 594837304 

MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL P

06/01/2018 

Distrib/Spin-Off

 DXC

 23355L106 

DXC TECHNOLOGY CO

0.5 

 

PRSP

 715347100 

PERSPECTA INC

04/30/2019 

Reverse Stock Split

 MFGP

 594837304 

MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL P

185:223 

 

MFGP

 594837403 

MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL P


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