Show me a company that is propping up its dividend, and I'll show you a company worth watching. It's not about the extra money; it's about a company confident enough in its future earnings potential to be a bit more generous today.
Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
First of all, casual-dining chain Ruby Tuesday
Engine specialist Cummins
Then we have Walgreen
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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 theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.