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DRIP Stock Starter Portfolio


The editors of The Moneypaper have put together a growth-oriented DRIP stock portfolio especially designed for the young investor.


This starter portfolio is made up of stocks that have direct investment plans (DRIPs). Each of the portfolio selections has a long history of paying dividends and increasing those dividends regularly. In addition, these stocks produce products and services that your child may know about and like.

To start a portfolio, simply click on the "Buy qualifying share and enroll" button. You can buy a single share of any or all of these companies. The shares will be registered in the child's name and an account will be opened in the company's direct investing plan. After that, continue to invest even small amounts (and remember, there are no fees).

3M Company (MMM):

3M Company develops, manufactures, and markets various products worldwide. It operates through four business segments: Safety & Industrial, Transportation & Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer. The Safety & Industrial segment offers personal safety products, adhesives and tapes, abrasives, closure and masking systems, electrical markets, automotive aftermarket, and roofing granules. The Transportation & Electronics provides electronics, such as display materials and systems, electronic materials solutions automotive, aerospace, and commercial solutions advanced materials and transportation safety products. This segment serves transportation and electronic original equipment manufacturer customers. The Health Care segment offers medical solutions, oral care, separation and purification sciences, health information systems, drug delivery systems, and food safety products. The Consumer segment provides home improvement, home care, and consumer health care products, as well as stationery and office supplies. This segment is also involved in the retail auto care business. The company serves automotive, electronics and automotive electrification, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, office business to business, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets. 3M Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. **Taken from Yahoo Finance**
Industry: Diversified mfr.Exchange: NYSE
Recent Price: 171.86Fee For Cash: $0!
Min Invest: 10 Max Invest: 10,000/quarter

Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL):

Hormel Foods Corporation produces and markets various meat and food products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Specialty Foods, and International & Other. It offers various perishable meat products, including fresh meats, frozen items, refrigerated meal solutions, sausages, hams, guacamole, and bacon and shelf-stable products, such as canned luncheon meats, peanut butter, chilies, shelf-stable microwaveable meals, hash, stews, meat spreads, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, and other products. The company also provides turkey products nutritional food products and supplements dessert and drink mixes and industrial gelatin products. It sells its products through sales personnel, as well as through independent brokers and distributors. The company was formerly known as Geo. A. Hormel & Company and changed its name to Hormel Foods Corporation in January 1995. Hormel Foods Corporation was founded in 1891 and is based in Austin, Minnesota.**Taken from Yahoo Finance**
Industry: Food processor, marketerExchange: NYSE
Recent Price: 40.87Fee For Cash: $0!
Min Invest: 25 Max Invest: 20,000/quarter

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ):

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. Its Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON'S brand oral care products under the LISTERINE brand beauty products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON'S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, NEUTROGENA, RoC, and OGX brands over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brands ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand and acid reflux products under the PEPCID brand. This segment also provides women's health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE brands, and tampons under the o.b. brand wound care products comprising adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand. The company's Pharmaceutical segment offers various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic, and pulmonary hypertension diseases. Its Medical Devices segment provides orthopedic products general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection diabetes care products that include blood glucose monitoring and vision care products, such as disposable contact lenses and ophthalmic products related to cataract and laser refractive surgery. The company markets its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. **Taken from Yahoo Finance**
Industry: Health care & consumer productsExchange: NYSE
Recent Price: 140.23Fee For Cash: $0.00
Min Invest: 25 Max Invest: 50,000/year

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP):

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lay's and Ruffles potato chips Doritos, Tostitos, and Santitas tortilla chips and Cheetos snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The company's Quaker Foods North America segment provides cereals, rice, pasta, mixes and syrups, granola bars, grits, oat squares, oatmeal, rice cakes, simply granola, and side dishes under the brands Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Cap'n crunch, life, Quaker Chewy, and Rice-A-Roni. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade, Mist Twst, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Propel, and Tropicana brands and ready-to-drink tea, coffee, and juices. The company's Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Cheetos, Doritos, Emperador, Lay's, Marias Gamesa, Rosquinhas Mabel, Ruffles, Sabritas, Saladitas, and Tostitos cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the 7UP, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade, H2oh!, Manzanita Sol, Mirinda, Pepsi, and Toddy brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack food cereals and snacks beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods ready-to-drink tea products and dairy products under the Agusha, Chudo, and Domik v Derevne brand names. The company's Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the Cheetos, Chipsy, Crunchy, Doritos, Kurkure, and Lay's brands cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods and ready-to-drink tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.**Taken from Yahoo Finance**
Industry: Food and BeverageExchange: NYSE
Recent Price: 132.06Fee For Cash: $5+5¢/sh.
Min Invest: 50 Max Invest: $120,000/year

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP):

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products automotive, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash. The company also transports coal, petroleum coke, and biomass industrial products consisting of construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products and import and export container traffic, and container and trailer traffic. As of December 31, 2017, its rail network included 32,122 route miles linking Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports with the Midwest and Eastern United States gateways. Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.**Taken from Yahoo Finance**
Industry: Transportation, railroadExchange: NYSE
Recent Price: 165.54Fee For Cash: $0!
Min Invest: 50 Max Invest: $250,000/year

How It Works: Our enrollment service will get that single share for you (or more shares if you wish) and get an account open for you in the company direct investment plan.

After that, you can send money to your account and the plan administrator will use the money to buy shares or portions of shares to add to your holdings

You can expect to receive a statement from the company after each optional cash purchase. The bottom of the statement will have a return form for you to use the next time you want to invest money in that company.

Look in your mailbox for annual reports and quarterly statements.

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