Dividends are cool, but more dividends are even cooler. As long as the company is good for the hike, a spruced-up yield can mean more than just more greenery in your pocket. More importantly, it's a show of confidence from a company that sees a future bright enough to afford it the flexibility to relinquish more of its greenbacks.
Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Another company making sure that its payout is no Mickey Mouse amount is Disney
Subscribers to our Income Investor newsletter can appreciate the companies sending more and more money to their investors. Analyst Mathew Emmert has often singled out companies that are 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 own shares in Disney. 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.