I love to kick off the new trading week by looking at a few companies that have just raiseed 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 certainly appreciate that kind of thinking.
Let's take a closer peek at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher over the past week.
Let's start with Sara Lee
Utah Medical Products
Sure, the maker of disposable and reusable medical devices may not offer the same earnings growth octane as sexier health-care darlings such as Intuitive Surgical
Finally, we have Vectren
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz pays attention to yield signs. He owns no shares in any of the companies in this story. 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.