I love to kick off the new trading week by taking a quick peek at companies that have just raised 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 review four of the companies that inched their payouts higher over the past week.
Let's start with Stanley Works
Sweeter payouts? They're grrrrr-eat for Kellogg
Finally, we have CARBO Ceramics
Some of these increases may not seem like much, but consider the companies headed the other way. Barnes Group
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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 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.