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Step 1. Stock Overview    2. Stock Decoder    3. Where's my stock?    4. Check for lost stock    5. Other issues    6. Cost Basis    7. Taxes    Map of Stock Pages

1. Stock issues for former and current employees.
(Updated May 11, 2021.)  Questions or comments to: info-stock@hpalumni.org 

This topic is covered in the HPAA Finance Forum.

If you have shares of DXC spinoff Perspecta from the breakup of HP... PRSP has been sold to privately-held Federal IT contractor Peraton. $29.35 per share in cash will be paid to Perspecta shareholders. HPAA's Perspecta stock info

If you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information" notice from Social Security, it is based on years-old information, as indicated by the "Year Reported" box. The key word is "potential." Here's how to decode it -- and who to contact if you are not sure what happened with that account.

If you are leaving the company, see our ASAP Checklist.

Stock options  How they work. How they expire. Tax issues. If you exercised stock options last year, you need both a 1099-B and a W-2. How to obtain your option-exercise W-2

Time to untangle your stock! No one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. You may have stock in up to seven HP-related companies (HPQ, HPE, A, KEYS, DXC, MFGP, PRSP.) Your stock may not all be in the same place. You may need to retrieve lost stock or dividends, find stray accounts, or estimate your cost basis. An HPAlumniteam has developed a step-by-step process to find and protect your stock.

Which HP-related companies might I have stock in?  Compare the date when you first acquired HP stock with the dates of these major HP-related stock events.


HP spun off Agilent. HWP shareholders received 0.381 share of Agilent (stock symbol A) per HWP share owned.


HP bought Compaq. Compaq shareholders received 0.6325 share of HPQ in exchange for each CPQ share. CPQ stock was retired. HWP stock symbol changed to HPQ.


HP bought EDS. EDS shareholders received $25 in exchange for each EDS share. EDS stock was retired.


HP bought Autonomy. Autonomy shareholders received 25.50 in exchange for each Autonomy share. AUTN stock was retired.


Agilent spun off Keysight. Agilent shareholders received 0.5 share of Keysight per Agilent share owned.


HP spun off Hewlett Packard Enterprise.. HPQ shareholders received 1 share of HPE per HPQ share owned. Hewlett-Packard Co. renamed HPInc.


HPE Enterprise Services business spin/merge with CSC, creating DXC. HPE shareholders received 0.086 share of DXC per HPE share owned.


HPE Software business spin/merge with Micro Focus (UK.) HPE shareholders received 0.137 share of MFGP (U.S.) per HPE share owned.


DXC U.S. Public Sector business spin/merge with two other companies, creating Perspecta. DXC shareholders received 0.5 share of Perspecta per DXC share owned.


Micro Focus "Return of Value" due to sale of SUSE business. Micro Focus shareholders received 0.8296 MFGP "B shares" plus $4.30 cash in exchange for each old share.


Perspecta bought by Peraton. Peraton paying $29.35 cash in exchange for each Perspecta share. PRSP shares are being retired. [Exchange instructions not yet published as of  May 11]

Next step:  Step 2. Stock Decoder

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