Fatter dividend checks have a funny way of making income investors smile. They're also a great indication that you have bought into a strong stock. After all, would an uncertain company be willing to declare even larger distributions to its shareholders? That's why higher yields have a funny way of drawing attention. Truth be told, the attention is often well-earned.
Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that moved their payouts higher this past week.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz pays attention to yield signs. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. He is part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.