Dividend checks may seem like a mere trickle in your cash balance, but they can be more than just pocket change. Companies that increase their dividends are also increasing their confidence in the ability to earn even more greenbacks in the future. Readers of the Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking.
Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
We can start with SYSCO
The income-hungry may want to hop on the Laidlaw
The announcement may seem to have come at a peculiar time. Earlier in the week, Perrigo had issued a recall of 11 million bottles of acetaminophen after finding that some batches contained small metal fragments. No one had fallen ill due to the oversight, but retailers like Sears
Then we have Bandag
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter can appreciate the companies sending more and more money to their investors. The newsletter singles 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 in this story. He is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.The Fool has a disclosure policy.