Dividend checks continue to get fatter in Corporate America, as more companies jack up their distribution rates.
Readers of the 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 Southern Company
Appliance maker Whirlpool
"This dividend increase represents our confidence that continued investments in consumer-relevant innovations to advance our global brand offerings; expansion into higher-margin, faster growing businesses; and our strong position in emerging markets will generate growth and provide long-term value for our shareholders," CEO Jeff M. Fettig notes in the press release.
Western Gas Partners
Finally, we have Newmont Mining
These companies join copper miner Freeport-McMoRan
Subscribers to the Income Investor newsletter 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, except for Freeport-McMoRan. 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.