Not every company is slashing its dividend these days. Some of the market's better performers are easing up on their purse strings and sending more money out to their shareholders. 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 this past quarter.
We'll start with Guess?
If seeing one bank jacking up its yield grabs your attention, let's go for two. Alliance Financial
Finally, we have Kewaunee Scientific mastering the art of yield science. The maker of scientific and technical furniture is growing its quarterly payouts by 25% to $0.10 a share.
Some of these moves may not seem like much, but many companies have had to go the opposite way with their dividends lately. Retailer Macy's
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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.