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McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) operates as a business-to-business rental company in the U.S. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 2.20%, to 23.50 cents per share. This dividend achiever has managed to raise distributions for 20 years in a row.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) operates as an energy services holding company worldwide. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 25% to 60 cents per share. This dividend stock has managed to raise distributions for 9 years in a row.

Teche Holding (NYSEAMEX:TSH) operates as the holding company for Teche Federal Bank, which offers various financial services in the state of Louisiana. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 1.40%, to 36.50 cents per share. This dividend payer has managed to raise distributions for 11 years in a row.

Harris (NYSE:HRS), together with its subsidiaries, operates as a communications and information-technology company that serves government and commercial markets worldwide. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 17.90%, to 33 cents per share. This dividend achiever has managed to raise distributions for 11 years in a row.

Southwest Gas (NYSE:SWX) engages in the purchase, distribution, and transportation of natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 11.30%, to 29.50 cents per share. This dividend stock has managed to raise distributions for six years in a row.

Westar Energy (NYSE:WR), an electric utility, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 3.10%, to 33 cents per share. This dividend stock has managed to raise distributions for eight years in a row.

The author is long KMB and WMT.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2012/03/dividend-stocks-offer-positive-feedback-to-investors-kmb-wm-wmt-wgl/.

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