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 Schlumberger
The services provider for the oil and gas industry is pumping up its quarterly dividend by 10% to $0.275 a share. The next morning Schlumberger posted quarterly results that found revenue and adjusted earnings soaring 20% and 28%, respectively.
Williams is hoping to inch its rate higher every quarter, ultimately resulting in a 51% boost this fiscal year and a 10%-15% bump in 2013.
Finally we have McGraw-Hill
A day later McGraw-Hill was teaming up with Apple
In other words, 39 years of consistent increases isn't making McGraw-Hill complacent or fearful of trying something new.
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. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.
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