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National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) is an REIT investing in health care properties, primarily in the long-term care industry in the United States. The company increased its quarterly dividend by 5.7% to 65 cents per share. This marked the 11th consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend achiever. Yield: 6.1%

C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW), a third-party logistics company, provides multimodal freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. The company increased its quarterly dividend by 13.8% to 33 cents per share. This marked the 14th consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend achiever. Yield: 2%

Erie Indemnity (NASDAQ:ERIE) provides sales, underwriting and policy issuance services to the policyholders of Erie Insurance Exchange in the United States. The company increased its quarterly dividend by 7.3% to 55.25 cents per share. This marked the 22nd consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend achiever. Yield: 2.9%

AXIS Capital Holdings (NYSE:AXS), through its subsidiaries, provides various insurance and reinsurance products to insurers and reinsurers worldwide. The company increased its quarterly dividend by 4.3% to 24 cents per share. This marked the 10th consecutive annual dividend increase for AXIS. Yield: 3.1%

Roper Industries (NYSE:ROP) designs, manufactures and distributes medical and scientific imaging products and software, energy systems and controls and industrial technology products and radio frequency (RF) products and services. The company increased its quarterly dividend by 25% to 13.75 cents per share. This marked the 19th consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend achiever. Yield: 0.7%

J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF) manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages to the food service and retail supermarket industries in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The company increased its quarterly dividend by 10.6% to 13 cents per share. This marked the eighth consecutive annual dividend increase for this dividend stock. Yield: 1%

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