I love to kick off the new trading week with a quick peek at companies that have just hiked 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 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 NYSE Euronext
If "Intel Inside" eventually wore on you as a marketing slogan, how about "Bigger Dividend Check Inside" instead? Intel
Perhaps CSX's upbeat outlook explains why Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett has warmed to the industry lately, loading up on railroad operators like Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Finally, we have Bassett Furniture
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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Intel and Berkshire Hathaway are Inside Value recommendations. Berkshire Hathaway is also a pick in the Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter service. NYSE Euronext is a Rule Breakers selection. Try sampling any or all of the newsletters with a free 30-day trial subscription.
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 part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Motley Fool owns shares in Berkshire Hathaway. The Fool has a disclosure policy.