I love to kick off the new trading week by taking a quick peek at companies that have just raised their dividends, because any 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 Wrigley
Then we have Hasbro
Archer Daniels Midland
ADM has a knack for declaring beefy distribution increases with every passing year. Its actual dividend has more than doubled over the past five years, in fact. And it's not just ADM being generous in its sector. Other key players, including Bunge
Finally, we have Otter Tail
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter service can appreciate the companies sending more and more money to their investors. The service singles out companies that are committed to growing their distributions with market-thumping results.
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Wrigley is an Income Investor recommendation. Otter Tail is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems stock pick, and Hasbro is a Stock Advisor recommendation. Learn more with a trial offer to "yield" more from these services.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz pays attention to yield signs. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story and is part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.