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.
Readers of the Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Let's start with UPS
Finally, we have Colgate-Palmolive
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. Sunoco
Subscribers to the Income Investor service 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.