I love to kick off the new trading week by taking a quick peek at companies that have just hiked their dividends. It's not just about the money. A company that is easing up on its pocketbook probably has improving fundamentals to back up that generosity.
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 over the past week.
We'll start with Norfolk Southern
There may be more to the sleepy trainsmiths than just puffs of steamy smoke. With Berkshire Hathaway's
Then we have Polaris
Finally, we have Comerica
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter love when companies send more and more money to their investors. Want to see what is being recommended these days? Go ahead and give the newsletter service a shot with a 30-day trial subscription. Who knows? Maybe the next thing to get hiked 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. Berkshire Hathaway (B Shares) is an Inside Value and Stock Advisor newsletter selection. The Motley Fool owns stock in Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B ) . Rick 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.