Even if you're not investing for the sake of dividends, it's hard to deny the refreshing sound of pocket change. Raising dividends is often a company's signal that it's enjoying good times -- and is willing to share a bit more of the wealth with you. By pursuing companies that are ratcheting up their yields, income investors can have their cake and eat it, too.
Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched 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. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.