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 easing up on its pocketbook probably has improving fundamentals to back up that generosity.
Readers of the Fool's Income Investor newsletter service can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. So let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher over the past week.
Let's start with Altria
And who moved Kraft's
Finally, we have Harris
Income Investor subscribers can appreciate the companies that send more and more money to their investors. The service seeks out companies that are committed to growing their distributions with market-thumping results.
Want to see what's being recommended these days? Go ahead and give Income Investor a shot with a 30-day trial subscription. Who knows? Maybe the next thing to get raised will be your interest.
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.