I love to kick off the new trading week by taking a quick peek at companies that have just raised their dividends. It's not just about the money: A company that's easing up on its pocketbook probably has improving fundamentals to back up that generosity.
Readers of our Income Investor newsletter service can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher over the past week.
Let's start with Fortune Brands
Church & Dwight
Then we have Carlisle
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter service 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.