Dividends are more than just quarterly reminders that your stock investments care about you. In fact, those payouts are about even more than just the personal enrichment through pocket change. When a company raises its yield, it's a good indication that things are improving fundamentally for that company. Why would it open up the purse strings even wider if that were not the case? So follow the hikers. See where they take you as an investor.
Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Following suit, PG&E