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Obtaining Stock Records 

This is additional information for Step 3 of our Stock Recovery Process. If you haven't gone through the previous steps to determine which of six HP-related stocks you should have, start here: Employee Stock

(Updated Apr 3, 2022.)  Website operated by volunteers. Not officially endorsed or supported. Comments: info@hpalumni.org 

No one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. Your own records are the key.

Employers do not keep track of your stock and options -- they pay administrators, brokers, and transfer agents. (HP-related companies have used at least 13 U.S. stock administrators.)  Investopedia explanation of the different types of agents, administrators, and brokers.

You can download the 1099-B information from your broker's website. (For example, see TurboTax Import Partner list.)

If you got a letter from Social Security entitled "Potential Private Retirement Benefit." Look at the "Year Reported" and the table on the back of the letter. If "Type of Benefit" is "A" -- you rolled to a different plan, bought an annuity, or took cash. How to decode and what to do: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter.

Lost stock: How to check state unclaimed property sites for lost shares, uncashed dividend checks, and other stray money. This is surprisingly common, even for people who haven't changed their address in decades. For example, one member found an HP-related check that had been mailed to a misspelled street address with an incorrect zip code. There is no need to pay anyone. How to check for lost stock, dividends, and other unclaimed property


Obtaining stock records from a broker or administrator

If you don't have good records -- or did not input your lot-and-cost information into your broker's system -- you can use our spreadsheet to estimate your cost basis for each HP-related stock for any span of HP employment from 7/1/1959 through the 11/1/2000 plan changeover. Start the process at Employee Stock

Fidelity

If your ESPP shares (from 2000 onward) are still at Fidelity, there's a good chance that your lot purchase history is available. Try this:
- Log into Fidelity https://www.fidelity.com
- Click on your "Individual" account.
- Click on the "Positions" tab.
- Click on the security of interest, for example "HPE".
- Slightly down on the page, click "Purchase History/Lots"
- Click on "View lots for this position."

You will see a table listing what Fidelity views as the current basis values, the purchase dates, and quantity for each lot.

- John Schmidt

Employee Stock Administrators

The HP Global Total Rewards page attempts to provide contact information for the various HP employee stock purchase programs over the decades:

- SPP -- 1959-07-01 to 2000-11-01 -- Computershare.

- SOP -- 2000-11-01 to  2011-06-01 -- Computershare.

- ESPP -- 2011-06-01 to 2015-04-01 -- Computershare.

            -- 2015-04-01 to date -- NetBenefits division of Fidelity

The former administrators are no longer being paid by HP. Therefore, you have to pay them for information.

Members report that paying to research your old records is generally unsatisfactory.

The companies changed hands several times -- and HP changed vendors. (Extreme example: One member was charged $40 by Computershare for a single number that wasn't the number they needed.)

DRS: "Contact EQ Shareowner Online, Formerly Wells Fargo Shareowner Services regarding -shares that were transferred to a Direct Registration Service (DRS) account" and gives contact details. We have no member reports about this.

Back to previous step:  Where's my stock?


Additional information

See also our main page on general stock issues: https://www.hpalumni.org/stock

The cost basis spreadsheets are based on HP records provided by HP Global Equity Administration.

- 2000 through 2010: "SOP Historical FMVs & Purchase Prices."

- 2011: Announcement of new ESPP

- 2011 through 10/31/17: "ESPP Historical FMVs & Purchase Prices."

Hewlett-Packard Stock Splits.
Record date and event:
September 27, 2000 2 for 1 split
June 21, 1996 2 for 1 split
March 24, 1995 2 for 1 split
August 1, 1983 2 for 1 split
June 17, 1981 2 for 1 split
June 27, 1979 2 for 1 split
February 25, 1970 2 for 1 split
September 1, 1960 3 for 1 split
November 6, 1957 initial public offering
--from 2015 copy of HP website on Internet Archive 


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