are deposted to your brokerage account....I have 1000 of abt...I incorrectly assumed that I would have 100 shares of hsp in my brokerage account today....when I contacted the brokerage firm they said the shares would not be depositied until this Wed and thus I could not sell them today.... Did any other ABT shareholder have this problem today?
Some brokers are A#$&oles. One of my brokers (Bank One) said the shares won't be available till May 6th. Others, including many reported on this board, and some of my colleagues have reported that their shares were available today, as they should have been.
If you really want to trade in HSP, smack your broker around and they'll probably let you trade. Make sure they don't attach some B&ll$&it penalty for doing so. The shares SHOULD BE there today - they had adequate notice, and ABT was very good about getting the correct info in their hands.