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 Macy's
Encouraged in part by a healthy 6.2% spike in store-level comps for the month of March, the department-store chain doubled its quarterly dividend to $0.20 a share.
"We have great confidence in the future," the retailer notes in its press release. Returning twice as much money to its shareholders as it was previously doing certainly drives that point home.
Bank of the Ozarks
Finally, we have LTC Properties
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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