Not every company is slashing its dividend these days. Some of the market's better performers are easing up on their purse strings, sending more money to their shareholders.
Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Let's start with Frisch's Restaurants
Can you hike me now? Good. Verizon
Some of these moves may not seem like much, but consider the less savory moves that took place in recent days. Ameriana Bancorp became the latest banker to slash its dividend to a token penny. It's an ugly trend, as even industry heavyweights Bank of America
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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. The Fool has a disclosure policy.