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 General Electric
Bringing good yields to life, the major conglomerate juiced up its quarterly dividend by 13% to $0.17 a share. GE has gone on to increase its disbursements four times over the past two years since stunning investors with a dramatic rate cut in February 2009.
A week after posting better-than-expected quarterly results, Hillenbrand's
Finally we have medical products giant Stryker
These companies join health and nutrition specialist Balchem
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 calls them as he sees them. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this story, except for Ford. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.