IPO will raise an estimated $100 million. HP will divestiture in the middle of 2000. Giving HP common stock share holders investment eqivalent shares. I do not have formula yet...we will have to wait and see how generous Firona wants to be. Anyway, you will be all right if you own HP now or then.
My info regarding transition is that HWP stock orders will receive an amount of Agilent stock that is proportionate to the amount of devaluation of HWP stock resulting from the Agilent split. Date will be some month(s) after IPO date (Nov 1?).