I love to kick off the new trading week by taking a quick peek at companies that have just increased their dividends. A company that's easing up on its pocketbook probably has improving fundamentals to back up that generosity.
Readers of the Income Investor newsletter service can 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 FactSet Research Systems
The gold-mine companies would rather be yielding precious metals than fat dividend checks. Barrick, Goldcorp
Finally, we have SCP Pool
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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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 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.