Merck & Co

Merck & Co DRIP Rating:
Quick Takeaway:

Merck offers a DRIP plan with an optional cash purchase option for DRIP investors. The company's optional cash purchase and dividend reinvestment fees are higher than average; however, the company pays a solid dividend and boasts a long history of annual dividend increases.

Ticker Symbol: MRK Exchange: NYSE

Investor Contact Information:
Transfer Agent: Wells Fargo
Mail: Computershare
P.O. Box 64856
St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 800-522-9114
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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dividend $1.69 $1.73 $1.77 $1.81 $1.85 $1.89
Annual Increase 8.3% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 2.2% 2.2%
DRIP Plan Summary: Fees/Investment Options
Consecutive Years of Higher Dividends: 6
Purchase Fee: $5 + $0.01/share (cash purchase)
$2 + $0.01/share (automatic investments)
Dividend Reinvestment Fee: 4% ($2 max) + $0.01/share
Discount on Reinvested Dividends: None
Direct Enrollment (DE): Yes
DE Minimum Investment: $350
Optional Cash Purchase: Yes
OCP Minimum: $50
OCP Maximum: $50,000
OCP Purchase Frequency: Weekly
Transfer Agent: Wells Fargo