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The following is a list of rally stocks, i.e. trading above 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. All of these stocks have raised their quarterly dividend payments over the last three years.

Is most of the good news already priced into these names? Or is there more upside? What do you think? Full details below.

Dividend histories sourced from AOL Money, dividend yield and short float data sourced from Finviz.

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The list has been sorted by the average increase in quarterly dividend payments.

1. Del Monte Foods Co. (DLM): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $3.63B. Dividend yield at 1.92%. Sep 2008 dividend per share at $0.04, Sep 2009 dividend increased to $0.05, and Sep 2010 dividend increased to $0.09. Short float at 4.07%, which implies a short ratio of 1.59 days. The stock has gained 82.85% over the last year.

2. Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $7.9B. Dividend yield at 0.98%. Nov 2008 dividend per share at $0.1, Nov 2009 dividend increased to $0.11, and Nov 2010 dividend increased to $0.16. Short float at 4.58%, which implies a short ratio of 3.25 days. The stock has gained 49.54% over the last year.

3. Rollins Inc. (NYSE:ROL): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $2.74B. Dividend yield at 1.29%. Oct 2008 dividend per share at $0.06, Oct 2009 dividend increased to $0.07, and Oct 2010 dividend increased to $0.09. Short float at 3.87%, which implies a short ratio of 9.44 days. The stock has gained 55.73% over the last year.

4. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $16.42B. Dividend yield at 0.56%. Oct 2008 dividend per share at $0.06, Oct 2009 dividend increased to $0.07, and Oct 2010 dividend increased to $0.09. Short float at 3.61%, which implies a short ratio of 2.3 days. The stock has gained 35.68% over the last year.

5. Tennant Co. (NYSE:TNC): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $684.59M. Dividend yield at 1.89%. Nov 2008 dividend per share at $0.13, Nov 2009 dividend increased to $0.14, and Nov 2010 dividend increased to $0.17. Short float at 4.33%, which implies a short ratio of 8.1 days. The stock has gained 32.73% over the last year.

6. Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. (NASDAQ:IPCC): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $755.83M. Dividend yield at 0.93%. Oct 2008 dividend per share at $0.11, Nov 2009 dividend increased to $0.12, and Nov 2010 dividend increased to $0.14. Short float at 1.89%, which implies a short ratio of 6.82 days. The stock has gained 53.15% over the last year.

7. The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG): Long-Term Care Facilities Industry. Market cap of $456.12M. Dividend yield at 0.91%. Sep 2008 dividend per share at $0.04, Sep 2009 dividend increased to $0.05, and Aug. 2010 dividend increased to $0.05. Short float at 5.38%, which implies a short ratio of 6.28 days. The stock has gained 57.01% over the last year.

8. Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $2.55B. Dividend yield at 0.66%. Nov 2008 dividend per share at $0.05, Nov 2009 dividend increased to $0.06, and Nov 2010 dividend increased to $0.06. Short float at 8.07%, which implies a short ratio of 6.99 days. The stock has gained 50.45% over the last year.

9. Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $38.25B. Dividend yield at 1.6%. Sep 2008 dividend per share at $0.11, Sep 2009 dividend increased to $0.12, and Sep 2010 dividend increased to $0.13. Short float at 3.69%, which implies a short ratio of 3.16 days. The stock has gained 27.97% over the last year.

10. CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $2.33B. Dividend yield at 0.79%. Oct 2008 dividend per share at $0.17, Sep 2009 dividend increased to $0.18, and Sep 2010 dividend increased to $0.2. Short float at 11.79%, which implies a short ratio of 10.25 days. The stock has gained 67.34% over the last year.

11. Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB): Synthetics Industry. Market cap of $5.07B. Dividend yield at 1.01%. Oct 2008 dividend per share at $0.12, Oct 2009 dividend increased to $0.13, and Oct 2010 dividend increased to $0.14. Short float at 2.55%, which implies a short ratio of 3.2 days. The stock has gained 64.06% over the last year.

12. National Healthcare Corp. (NYSEMKT:NHC): Long-Term Care Facilities Industry. Market cap of $590.59M. Dividend yield at 2.58%. Dec 2008 dividend per share at $0.24, Nov 2009 dividend increased to $0.26, and Sep 2010 dividend increased to $0.28. Short float at 2.49%, which implies a short ratio of 12.34 days. The stock has gained 25.37% over the last year.

13. Robbins & Myers Inc. (NYSE:RBN): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $1.05B. Dividend yield at 0.53%. Oct 2008 dividend per share at $0.04, Oct 2009 dividend increased to $0.04, and Oct 2010 dividend increased to $0.04. Short float at 15.84%, which implies a short ratio of 11.54 days. The stock has gained 37.13% over the last year.

14. National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG): Gas Utilities Industry. Market cap of $5.34B. Dividend yield at 2.13%. Sep 2008 dividend per share at $0.33, Sep 2009 dividend increased to $0.34, and Sep 2010 dividend increased to $0.35. Short float at 3%, which implies a short ratio of 4.17 days. The stock has gained 39.96% over the last year.

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Source: 14 Rallying Stocks Boosting Dividend Payments