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. So let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
We can start with Robbins & Myers
American Financial Group
Banks can be generous, too. The quarterly distributions at Bank of the Ozarks
Finally, we have Calumet Specialty Products Partners
Some of these moves may not seem like much, but there are plenty of companies that haven't been able to support even their current dividends lately.
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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.