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26 Companies Increasing Dividends

AT&T, Wendy's, Whole Foods among this week's payout performers

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Insurance and retirement services holding company Lincoln Financial (NYSE:LNC) raised its dividend 50% to 12 cents per share, payable Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 10, 2013.
LNC Dividend Yield:
2.03%

Bermuda-based insurance holding company Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD) raised its quarterly dividend 12.5% to 9 cents per share, payable Jan. 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Jan. 2, 2013.
MHLD Dividend Yield:
4.1%

Test instruments manufacturer Mesa Labs (NASDAQ:MLAB) raised its quarterly dividend 7.6% to 14 cents per share, payable Dec. 14, to shareholders of record on Nov. 30.
MLAB Dividend Yield:
1.21%

Copper, brass and aluminum products manufacturer Mueller Industries (NYSE:MLI) increased its quarterly dividend 25% to 12.5 cents per share, payable Dec. 14, to shareholders of record on Dec. 3.
MLI Dividend Yield:
1.12%

Natural gas firm Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE) raised its dividend 8.9% to 30.5 cents per share, payable Dec. 10 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 12.
SE Dividend Yield:
4.43%

Science products producer Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) raised its quarterly dividend 15% to 15 cents per share, payable Jan. 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 17.
TMO Dividend Yield:
0.86%

Global leaf tobacco producer Universal (NYSE:UVV) increased its quarterly dividend 2% to 50 cents per share, payable Feb. 11, 2013, to common shareholders of record on Jan. 14, 2013.
UVV Dividend Yield:
4.15%

Medical device maker Utah Medical (NASDAQ:UTMD) raised its quarterly dividend 2% to 24.5 cents per share, payable Dec. 28 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 13.
UTMD Dividend Yield:
2.81%

Fast-food chain Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) doubled its quarterly dividend to 4 cents per share, payable Dec. 17 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 3.
WEN Dividend Yield:
1.82%

Money movement and payment services company Western Union (NYSE:WU) raised its quarterly dividend 25% to 12 cents per share, payable Dec. 31 to shareholders of record on Dec. 17.
WU Dividend Yield:
4.05%

Natural and 0rganic foods supermarket chain Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM) raised its quarterly dividend 43% to 20 cents per share, payable on Jan. 29, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Jan. 18, 2013.
WFM Dividend Yield:
0.88%

Marc Bastow is an Assistant Editor at InvestorPlace.com. As of this writing he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. For more payout winners, see previous weeks’ lists of Companies Increasing Dividends.


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