4 Companies Increasing Dividends

by Marc Bastow | March 28, 2013 12:50 pm

4 Companies Increasing Dividends

IncreasingDividends 4 Companies Increasing Dividends[1]While the markets continued to rally this week — with the Dow Jones setting new record levels and the S&P 500 looking as if it could break its all-time closing high today — the past few days have fairly quiet on the dividend front. In all, only 4 companies managed to make our Companies Raising Dividends[2] list this week. (Note: All dividend yields are as of March 22):

Washington state-based bank holding company Banner (NASDAQ:BANR[3]) raised its quarterly dividend 1,100% to 12 cents per share, payable April 15 to common shareholders of record on April 5.
BANR Dividend Yield: 1.51%

FC2 female condom manufacturer and distributor The Female Health Company (NASDAQ:FHCO[4]) raised its dividend 17% to 7 cents per share, payable May 8 to shareholders of record as of May 1.
FHCO Dividend Yield: 3.91%

Industrial products manufacturer Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN[5]) raised its quarterly dividend 14% to 12 cents per share, payable April 25 to shareholders of record on April 10, marking its 27th consecutive annual cash dividend increase.
RAVN Dividend Yield:1.42

Bank holding company Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD[6]) raised its quarterly dividend 12.5% to 9 cents per share, payable April 19 to shareholders of record as of April 5.
WAFD Dividend Yield: 2.06%

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’ list of Companies Increasing Dividends[7].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/IncreasingDividends.jpg
  2. Companies Raising Dividends: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/
  3. BANR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BANR
  4. FHCO: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FHCO
  5. RAVN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RAVN
  6. WAFD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WAFD
  7. Companies Increasing Dividends: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/

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