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 out to their shareholders.

Readers of the Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.

We'll start with Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX). The global leader in programmable logic solutions is boosting its quarterly dividend by 14% to $0.16 a share. It posted year-over-year declines on the top and bottom lines, but comforted investors by delivering sequential improvement.

Goodrich (NYSE:GR) is also flying higher than the fictional Goodrich blimps from its old Goodyear-poking ad campaign. The aerospace and defense specialist's quarterly payouts are ascending 8% to $0.27 a share.

Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) is another pocket change maker. The provider of midstream energy services to the natural gas industry is increasing its distribution rate by 6% to $0.5525 this quarter. Investors in the limited partnership aren't surprised. Enterprise has been propping up its yield in each of the past 21 quarters.

Finally, we have Genesis Energy (AMEX:GEL), another midstream player that is rewarding its limited partnership investors. Its new rate of $0.3525 this quarter -- a 9% improvement -- represents the 17th consecutive quarterly uptick.

Some of these moves may not seem like much, but consider the less savory moves that took place in recent days with companies reducing their yields. Chase (AMEX:CCF) and Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ) dramatically slashed their dividends.

Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter 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. The Fool has a disclosure policy.