I love to kick off the new trading week by peeking 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 companies that inched their payouts higher over the past week.
Let's start by jamming with Johnson & Johnson
Is the best defense for a defense contractor a heartier dividend? Northrop Grumman
Finally we have Southern's
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter learn a lot about companies that send 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 owns shares in Cedar Fair and Six Flags. 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.