Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart Stores DRIP Rating:
Quick Takeaway:

Wal-Mart offers a DRIP plan with an optional cash purchase option for DRIP investors. The company's fees on optional cash purchases and dividend reinvestments are higher than average; however, the company has a long history of dividend growth, and is positioning itself to effectively compete with Amazon.com

Ticker Symbol: WMT Exchange: NYSE

Investor Contact Information:
Transfer Agent: Computershare
Mail: P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233
Phone: 800-438-6278
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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dividend $1.59 $1.88 $1.92 $1.96 $2.00 $2.04
Annual Increase 8.9% 18.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0% 2.0%
DRIP Plan Summary: Fees/Investment Options
Consecutive Years of Higher Dividends: 44
Purchase Fee: $5 + $0.05/share (cash purchases)
$1 + $0.05/share (automatic investments)
Dividend Reinvestment Fee: None (paid by Wal-Mart)
Discount on Reinvested Dividends: None
Direct Enrollment (DE): Yes
DE Minimum Investment: $250
Optional Cash Purchase: Yes
OCP Minimum: $50 (single investment); $25 (ongoing automatic investments)
OCP Maximum: $150,000/year
OCP Purchase Frequency: Weekly
Transfer Agent: Computershare