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 Disney
The House of Mouse is boosting its annual dividend by 50% to $0.60 a share. It's a bold move for the family entertainment giant that's clearly at the mercy of economic trends. Folks don't go to its theme parks or cruise ships -- and advertisers don't bid up ad blocks on ABC -- if the economy is sputtering.
Finally we have Wisconsin Energy
These companies join fluid manager Graco
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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