FedEx Ships a Bigger Check: 8 Companies Increasing Dividends

by Marc Bastow | June 7, 2013 12:35 pm

FedEx Ships a Bigger Check: 8 Companies Increasing Dividends

IncreasingDividends FedEx Ships a Bigger Check: 8 Companies Increasing Dividends[1]This week was fairly normal as far as dividend increases go, with just a handful of companies — including a Dow healthcare component and a global shipping giant — leading the way.

In all, eight companies made it onto our Companies Increasing Dividends[2] list for this week. (Note: Dividend yields as of June 7.)

Cutting, measuring and safety products manufacturer Acme United (ACU[3]) raised its quarterly dividend 14% to 8 cents per share, payable July 3 to shareholders of record as of June 17.
ACU Dividend Yield: 2.56%

Global semiconductor manufacturer Altera (ALTR[4]) raised its quarterly dividend 50% to 15 cents per share, payable Sept. 3 to shareholders of record on Aug. 12.
ALTR Dividend Yield: 1.87%

Media video hardware and software provider Concurrent Computer (CCUR[5]) doubled its quarterly dividend to 12 cents per share, payable June 28 to shareholders of record as of June 17.
CCUR Dividend Yield: 6.2%

Restaurant chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores (CBRL[6]) raised its quarterly dividend 50% to 75 cents per share, payable Aug. 5 to shareholders of record as of July 19.
CBRL Dividend Yield: 3.06%

Transportation and delivery services giant FedEx (FDX[7]) raised its dividend 7% to 15 cents per share, payable July 1 to shareholders of record as of June 17.
FDX Dividend Yield: 0.6%

Oil and gas drilling company Helmerich & Payne (HP[8]) raised its quarterly dividend 233% to 50 cents per share, payable Aug. 30 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 15.
HP Dividend Yield: 3.13%

Global gaming machine manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT[9]) raised its quarterly dividend 13% to 9 cents per share, payable July 5 to shareholders of record as of June 20.
IGT Dividend Yield: 2.05%

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group (UNH[10]) raised its quarterly dividend 31.8% to 28 cents per share, payable June 21 to shareholders of record as of June 14.
UNH Dividend Yield: 1.79%

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[2].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/
  2. Companies Increasing Dividends: http://www.investorplace.com/hot-topics/companies-increasing-dividends/
  3. ACU: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ACU
  4. ALTR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ALTR
  5. CCUR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CCUR
  6. CBRL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CBRL
  7. FDX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FDX
  8. HP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HP
  9. IGT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IGT
  10. UNH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UNH

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