Not every company is slashing its dividend these days. Some of the market's better performers are easing up on their purse strings. Motley Fool Income Investor readers can get behind that kind of thinking, so let's take a closer look at four of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Let's start with UnitedHealth Group
Ketchup king H.J. Heinz
Finally, we have Lowe's
Some of these moves may not seem like much, but it's clearly better to see companies increasing their yields than slashing them. Farming-equipment juggernaut Deere
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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.