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 four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
We'll start with McDonald's
Finally, we have The First of Long Island
Some of these moves may not seem like much, but consider the less savory moves that took place in recent days. First Defiance Financial
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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 Motley Fool Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.