I love to kick off the new trading week with a quick peek at companies that have just increased their dividends.
It's not just about the money. A company that is easing up on its pocketbook probably has improving fundamentals to back up that generosity.
Readers of the Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a look at four companies that inched their payouts higher over the past week.
Let's start by toiling the soil with Monsanto
W. P. Carey
Thankfully, W. P. Carey isn't alone. Yield-chasers can also bank on State Street
Finally, we have Prospect Capital
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter can appreciate the companies sending more and more money to their investors. The newsletter singles out companies that are committed to growing their distributions with market-thumping results.
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