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  • Stocks That Have Recently Increased Dividends 0 comments
    Feb 12, 2013 12:05 AM | about stocks: BMS, DBD, LLL, LB, MA, MMM, SWM

    The stock market is rising and more and more companies are raising their dividends. Unemployment is down, and it appears that the economy is improving. When a stock raises its dividend, it is always a good sign. Here are some that have boosted their dividends recently.

    Bemis (NYSE:BMS) raised its quarterly dividend 4%

    Diebold (NYSE:DBD) raised its quarterly dividend 1%

    EMS-Chemie Holding AG raised its dividend 43%

    Limited Brands (LTD) raised its quarterly dividend 20%

    L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) raised its quarterly dividend 10%

    MasterCard (NYSE:MA) doubled its quarterly dividend

    Polaris Industries Inc. has approved a 14% increase in its regular cash dividend

    Schweitzer-Mauduit (NYSE:SWM) doubled its dividend

    3M (NYSE:MMM) raised its quarterly dividend 8%

    If you like stock lists like this, such as a list of stocks going ex-dividend, beer stocks, candy stocks, or coffee stocks, go to

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

    Stocks: BMS, DBD, LLL, LB, MA, MMM, SWM
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