Who doesn't want more money? Many investors enjoy dividend hikes because they translate into more pocket change. OK, the taxman doesn't mind that, either. However, a higher payout often means that the company's fundamentals are improving to the point where it feels comfortable in sharing more of the wealth with its owners.
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 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 not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.