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 CVS Caremark
"This considerable increase reflects our continued strong financial performance, our optimism with respect to future growth, and our significant cash generation capabilities," CFO Dave Denton notes in the announcement.
Enterprise Products Partners
Finally, we have Fifth Street Finance
Some of these moves may not seem like much, but plenty of companies haven't been able to support even their current dividends lately. Associated Banc-Corp
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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.