I love the smell of dividend hikes in the morning. That's because the news is usually attached to a company brimming with optimism. After all, you don't surrender more of your cash to your shareholders unless you think there's even more money to be made in the future. If it's a trend that continues, the improving fundamentals may very well send the shares higher.
Lets take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
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Subscribers to our Income Investor newsletter service can appreciate the companies sending more and more money to their investors. Analyst Mathew Emmert has often singled out companies committed to growing their distributions with market-thumping results.
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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 an ironclad disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.