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. Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Let's start with Family Dollar
Stop the presses! Even a newspaper company is reporting chunkier payouts. Washington Post
Finally, we have McGraw-Hill
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. Citizens & Northern, OceanFirst 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 Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.