Who doesn't like more money? Investors certainly welcome dividend hikes, but the news is even better than that. Why? Well, such hikes are usually indicative of a company whose fundamentals are improving to a point where the company has extra leeway to distribute more money to its shareholders.
Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
We'll start with Inside Value pick Home Depot
No, this doesn't mean that growth at Home Depot is a thing of the past. Even though Home Depot has been challenged by Lowe's
What's black and white and hiked all over? The Washington Post
Then we have Intel
Subscribers to our Income Investor newsletter can appreciate the companies that are 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. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.