Caterpillar

Caterpillar DRIP Rating:
Quick Takeaway:

Caterpillar offers a DRIP plan with an optional cash purchase option for DRIP investors. The company's fees for optional cash purchases are higher than average; however, there are no fees for reinvesting dividends if you have fewer than 200 shares.

Ticker Symbol: CAT Exchange: NYSE

Investor Contact Information:
Transfer Agent: Computershare
Mail: P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233
Phone: (866) 203-6626
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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dividend $1.96 $2.24 $2.60 $2.94 $3.08 $3.10
Annual Increase 8.9% 14.3% 16.1% 13.1% 4.8% 0.6%
DRIP Plan Summary: Fees/Investment Options
Consecutive Years of Higher Dividends: 24
Purchase Fee: $2.50 + $0.03/share (cash purchase)
$1 + $0.03/share (automatic investment)
Dividend Reinvestment Fee: NONE (< 200 shares)
5% + $0.03/share (> 200 shares)
Discount on Reinvested Dividends: NONE
Direct Enrollment (DE): Yes
DE Minimum Investment: $250
Optional Cash Purchase: Yes
OCP Minimum: $25/transaction
OCP Maximum: $250,000/year
OCP Purchase Frequency: Weekly
Transfer Agent: Computershare