If you've missed my weekly column -- highlighting four companies that hiked their dividends the week before -- you're not alone. I've missed it, too. Unfortunately, it's been hard to find more than a token company or two boosting its yield in any given week these days.
However, it's been a month since my last entry, and I do have more than enough companies to discuss that are exuding confidence by sending a little money to their shareholders.
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 month.
Let's start with Watsco
Payouts at natural gas utility Energy West
Finally, we have Pepsi Bottling Group
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.
Want to see what is being recommended these days? Go ahead and give the newsletter service a shot with a 30-day trial subscription. Who knows? Maybe the next thing that will get hiked will be your interest.
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 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.