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27 Companies Increasing Dividends

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Spice and seasonings maker McCormick (NYSE:MKC) — another Dependable Dividend Stock — raised its quarterly dividend 9.6% to 34 cents per share, payable Jan. 14, 2013, to shareholders of record Dec. 31, 2012. The increase marks the 27th consecutive year that the company has increased its quarterly dividend.
MKC Dividend Yield
: 2.12%

Global healthcare giant Merck (NYSE:MRK) raised its quarterly dividend 2.4% to 43 cents per share, payable Jan. 8, 2013, to shareholders of record on Dec. 17, 2012.
MRK Dividend Yield
: 3.88%

Insurance and reinsurance provider Montpelier Re Holdings (NYSE:MRH) raised its quarterly dividend 15% to 11.5 cents per share, payable on or before Jan. 15, 2013, to all shareholders of record as of Dec. 31, 2012.
MRH Dividend Yield: 2.1%

Energy services provider OGE (NYSE:OGE) raised its quarterly dividend 6.37% to 41.75 cents per share, payable Jan. 30, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Jan. 10. OGE has paid a dividend for 65 consecutive years.
OGE Dividend Yield
: 2.94%

Global food and beverage company PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) raised its quarterly dividend 4% to 53.75 cents per share, payable Jan. 2, 2013, to shareholders of record on Dec. 7, 2012. 2012 marks the company’s 40th consecutive annual dividend increase, putting it on our list of Dependable Dividend Stocks.
PEP Dividend Yield
: 3.07%

Footwear manufacturer R.G. Barry (NASDAQ:DFZ) raised its quarterly dividend 12.5% to 9 cents per share, payable on Dec. 28 to shareholders of record on Dec. 14.
DFZ Dividend Yield: 2.39%

Gas holding company RGC Resources (NASDAQ:RGCO) raised its quarterly dividend 2.8% to 18 cents per quarter, payable on Feb. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record on Jan. 15.
RGCO Dividend Yield
: 4.06%

Electronic storage device maker Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) raised its quarterly dividend 18.75% to 38 cents per share, payable Dec. 28 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Dec. 14.
STX Dividend Yield
: 5.13%

New York commercial REIT SL Green (NYSE:SLG) raised its quarterly dividend 32% to 33 cents per share, payable Jan. 15, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 2.
SLG Dividend Yield
: 1.76%

Jersey-area energy services company South Jersey Gas (NYSE:SJI) raised its quarterly dividend 10% to 44.25 cents per share, payable Dec. 28 to shareholders of record at the close of business Dec. 10.
SJI Dividend Yield: 3.57%

Virginia financial stock TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) raised its quarterly dividend 12.5% to 9 cents per share, payable Dec. 28 to shareholders of record on Dec. 7.
TOWN Dividend Yield: 2.45%

Private investment banking firm Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) raised its quarterly dividend 12.8% to 53 cents per share, payable Dec. 26 to shareholders of record on Dec. 12.
TCAP Dividend Yield
: 8.34%

Meat protein and food production company Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) raised its quarterly dividend 25% to 5 cents per share on both its Class “A’ and Class “B” shares, payable Dec. 14 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 30.
TSN Dividend Yield
: 1.05%

Bank holding company United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) raised its dividend 2% to 31 cents per share, payable Jan. 2, 2013, for shareholders of record as of Dec. 14, 2012. This marks the 39th consecutive year of dividend increases to UBSI shareholders.
UBSI Dividend Yield
: 5%

Water purifier and distributor York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) raised its quarterly dividend 3.5% to 13.83 cents per share, payable Jan. 15, 2013, to stockholders of record on Dec. 31, 2012. This is the 16th consecutive year York has increased its dividend.
YORW Dividend Yield
: 3.16%

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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