I love to kick off the new trading week by taking a quick peek at companies that have just hiked 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. So let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher over the past week.
Let's start with ONEOK
Finally, we have Landstar System
Some of these moves may not sound like big deals, but consider the companies going the other way. Cousins Properties
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter service 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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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. ONEOK is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick. Value Line is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. The Fool has a disclosure policy.