The weather outside may be getting chilly, but some companies are starting to warm up to their shareholders. They're declaring higher dividends, which means more money for investors. However, a yield boost can also be seen as a sign of health from a company, suggesting that it's confident it's about to earn even more in the coming quarters to cover its more generous distributions.
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 Applebee's
Also turning the page was Borders
Then we have Collectors Universe
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 the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.