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Companies That Are Raising Their Dividends

|Includes:Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), HRL

There are a lot of dividend raisers to start out the new year. Here are some that recently boosted their payouts.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) had an increase to its 47th consecutive annual dividend

Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) had a 10% increase in dividend payout, and has raised its dividend for 42 years in a row

Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE:D) increased its quarterly dividend 6.6%

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) increased its quarterly dividend 10%

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) increased its quarterly dividend 3.8%

Tyco (NYSE:TYC) Plans 7% Dividend Increase

KBR (NYSE:KBR) raised its dividend by an incredible 60%

Realty Income (NYSE:O) raised its monthly dividend by 2%

Rent-a-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) raised its quarterly dividend by 31%

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) increased its quarterly dividend by 12%

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) increased its quarterly dividend 50%

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) increased its quarterly dividend 4%

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Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Stocks: BDX, HRL