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9 Companies Increasing Dividends This Week

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Carlisle Co.

Diversified manufacturing firm Carlisle Co. (NYSE:CSL) was hard at work manufacturing a 5.9% improvement in its quarterly dividend. The new payout, announced Aug. 4, has been raised to 18 cents per share from 17 cents. The new dividend yield, based on the Aug. 4 closing price of $36.60, is 1.97%. Carlisle’s new payout will be made on Sept. 1 to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 17. The dividend increase represents Carlisle’s 35th consecutive year of increasing its payout to shareholders

CBOE Holdings

There’s been a huge amount of trading volume in the market this week, and that’s great news for CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ:CBOE). On Aug. 2, the holding company for the Chicago Board Options Exchange and its subsidiaries announced it would make its own trade, buying back up to $100 million of its common stock. The company also traded up on its quarterly payout to shareholders, raising its dividend by 20%. The new payout of 12 cents per share will be made Sept. 23 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 2. The new dividend yield, based on the Aug. 2 closing price of $22.52, is 2.13%.

Dover Corp.

Diversified industrial products manufacturer Dover Corp. (NYSE:DOV) upped its quarterly dividend by 14.5% to 31.5 cents per share. The new dividend is payable Sept. 15 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 31. Dover made the announcement Aug. 4, giving shareholders an industrial lifeline to an otherwise sullen market day. The new dividend yield, based on the Aug. 4 closing price of $55.17, is 2.28%.

Leggett & Platt

Residential furnishings and industrial materials giant Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG) did a remodel of its quarterly dividend, upping its payout by a penny per share. The new dividend of 28 cents per share represents a 3.7% increase. The enhanced dividend is payable Oct. 14 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 15. The announcement was made Aug. 2, and based on the closing price of the shares that day of $20.26, the new dividend yield is 5.53%. This is Leggett & Platt’s 40th straight year of dividend increases.


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