Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT)

Abbott Labs (ABT) DRIP Rating:

Quick Takeaway: Abbott Labs offers a very solid DRIP plan for DRIP investors. All purchase and dividend reinvestment fees are paid by the company and optional cash purchases can be made on a monthly basis. The company does not currently offer a direct enrollment option for non-shareholders, so those interested will need to own at least one share of Abbott Labs stock to be eligible.
Abbott Labs DRIP Plan Prospectus

Abbott Labs DRIP Plan Summary:
Fees/Investment Options
Consecutive Years of Higher Dividends 43
Purchase Fees NONE (Paid by Abbott Labs)
Dividend Reinvestment Fee NONE (Paid by Abbott Labs)
Discount on Reinvested Dividends NONE
Direct Enrollment(DE)? No
DE Minimum Investment NA
Optional Cash Purchases (OCP)? Yes
OCP Minimum $25/transaction
OCP Maximum $150,000/year
OCP Purchases Made Monthly
Transfer Agent Computershare
Key Dividend Data 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Dividend $1.41 $1.56 $1.72 $1.88 $2.01 $0.56* $0.88
Percent Increase by Year 10.6% 11.0% 10.3% 9.3% 6.9% -72.0%* 57.1%
*Note: On Jan. 1, 2013, Abbott completed the separation of its research-based pharmaceuticals business into a new company, known as AbbVie. To see dividends paid to the shareholders of AbbVie after separation, please visit

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Company Profile

Abbott Labs is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings n diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries.

Key Products & Brands:

Similac, PediaSure, Pedialyte, Ensure, Glucerna, wireline voice, broadband internet, satellite video

Next Dividend Payment:

Next Dividend: $0.24/share (estimated)
Ex-Date: mid-July 2015
Record Date: July 15, 2015
Dividend Paid: August 15, 2015

Transfer Agent Contact:

Computershare CIP
c/o Computershare Investor Services
P.O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940-3078
Phone: 888-332-2268 (U.S. and Canada)

Investor Relations Website

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