Commission-Free Investing

Direct Investing Plans That Charge No Fees or Commissions

Being aware of the fees charged to participate in the direct investing programs of certain companies is very important as, over time, these fees can significantly impact the value of your DRIP portfolio. While some companies can charge exhorbitant fees, many companies charge minimal, or no, fees to participate in their direct investing plans.

The following is a list of companies that offer no-fee direct investing plans -- or DRIPs. When participating in the direct investing plans of the companies listed below, you will pay NO fees or commissions when you purchase additional shares or reinvest your dividends. You may enroll through these plans by purchasing your first, qualifying share through First Share's program for DRIP investors. Click on the "Get started!" link to get more information on each companies' DRIP plan and to get started.

Company Name Ticker Symbol Industry Transfer Agent Phone More Info
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Abbott Labs ABT Pharmaceuticals
Albemarle Corp. ALB Specialty Chemicals
Bank of America BAC Banking
Beam, Inc. BEAM Alcoholic Beverages
Callaway Golf ELY Recreational
Capital One COF Financial Serv.
CenturyLink CTL Telecom
Charles Schwab SCHW Inv. Bank
Coca-Cola Ent. CCE Beverages
Dr. Pepper Snapple DPS Beverages
Duke Energy DUK Utilities
Edison International EIX Elec. Utility
Exxon Mobil XOM Oil
General Mills GIS Food
H.J. Heinz HNZ Food
Hasbro HAS Toys/Games
Hershey Co. HSY Candy
Hormel HRL Food
Kellogg Co. K Food
Limited Brands LTD Apparel
Lockheed Martin LMT Aerospace/Defense
Morgan Stanley MS Inv. Bank
Novartis NVS Pharmaceuticals
Office Max OMX Specialty Retail
Paychex PAYX Data Proc.
PepsiCo. PEP Beverages
Pfizer PFE Pharmaceuticals
Piedmont Nat. Gas PNY Nat. Gas
Sempra Energy SRE Nat. Gas
Snyders-Lance LNCE Food
Southern Co. SO Elec. Utility
Xerox XRX Elect. Equipment