Dividends are good. More dividends are even better. Beyond the extra jingle in your pocket every quarter, that dividend is often tied to a company with improving fundamentals. Otherwise, it wouldn't be so quick to part with even more of its cash.
Let's take a closer look at four companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
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Finally, we have Educational Development
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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. Tupperware is an Income Investor pick. The Fool has adisclosure policy. Rick is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.