22 Companies Increasing Dividends

Nike and Rubbermaid among this week's payout performers

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22 Companies Increasing Dividends

IncreasingDividends 22 Companies Increasing DividendsDespite yet another a foul week for the market, income investors got to walk away Friday a little bit happier thanks to a glut of announcements about increased dividend payouts.

While lagging just a tick behind last week’s robust 26 Companies Increasing Dividends, this week saw a host of companies placate investors via higher dividends. In all, 22 companies made it into our list of Companies Increasing Dividends. (Note: All new yields are as of Nov. 9 midday prices.)

Business outsourcing solutions firm ADP (NYSE:ADP) raised its dividend 10% to 43.5 cents per share, payable Jan. 1, 2013, to shareholders of record at Dec. 14, 2012. The increase marks the 38th consecutive year in which ADP has raised its dividend.
ADP Dividend Yield: 3.19%

Software and services supply company American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) raised its quarterly dividend 11.1% to 10 cents per share, payable Dec. 21 to shareholders of record on the close of business on Dec. 8.
AMSWA Dividend Yield: 5.19%

Midwest bank holding company Associated Banc (NASDAQ:ASBC) raised its quarterly dividend 60% to 8 cents per share, payable Dec. 17 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 3.
ASBC Dividend Yield: 2.56%

Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B) — the alcohol company behind Jack Daniel’s — raised its quarterly dividend 9.3% to 25.5 cents per share, payable Dec. 26 to shareholders of record on Dec. 5.
BF.B Dividend Yield: 1.57%

Residential and commercial title insurance holding company Investors Title (NASDAQ:ITIC) raised its quarterly dividend 14% to 8 cents per share, payable on Dec. 17 to shareholders of record Dec. 3.
ITIC Dividend Yield: 0.56%

Automotive product manufacturer Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) raised its quarterly dividend 5.5% to 19 cents per share, payable Dec. 28 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 7.
JCI Dividend Yield: 3.01%

Natural gas utility Laclede (NYSE:LG) raised its quarterly dividend 2.4% to 42.5 cents per share, payable Jan. 3, 2013, to shareholders of record on Dec. 11, 2012.
LG Dividend Yield: 4.42%

Memorial and casket maker Matthews (NASDAQ:MATW) raised its quarterly dividend 11% to 10 cents per share, payable Dec. 10 to stockholders of record Nov. 26.
MATW Dividend Yield: 1.28%

Electric and natural gas distributor MDU Resources (NYSE:MDU) raised its quarterly dividend 3% to 17.25 cents per share, payable Jan. 1, 2013, to stockholders of record Dec. 13, 2012. MDU Resources has paid dividends for 75 consecutive years, and this year marks the 22th consecutive annual increase in its payout.
MDU Dividend Yield: 3.47%

Oil and gas services and equipment provider National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) raised its dividend 8.3% to 13 cents per share, payable Dec. 21 to shareholders of record on Dec. 7.
NOV Dividend Yield: 0.74%

Technical products and paper manufacturer Neenah (NYSE:NP) raised its quarterly dividend 25% to 60 cents per share, payable March 4, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Feb. 15.
NP Dividend Yield: 1.97%

Consumer and commercial product marketer Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) — whose brands include Rubbermaid, Calphelon and Sharpie — raised its quarterly dividend 50% to 15 cents per share, payable Dec. 28 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 30.
NWL Dividend Yield: 2.89%


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