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  • Recent Stock Dividend Increasers In Early May 0 comments
    May 16, 2013 1:17 AM | about stocks: AWK, COST, CVX, IBM, PEP, XOM

    The following stocks have recently increased their dividends. This is the sign of a good company and could be the sign of an improving economy.

    American Water Works Company (NYSE:AWK) announced an increase of its quarterly cash dividend payment from $0.25 to $0.28 per share, a 12 percent increase.

    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) raised its dividend by 12.70% to 31 cents per share.

    IBM (NYSE:IBM) raised its quarterly dividend by 11.8% to 95 cents per share.

    PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) raised quarterly distributions by 5.6% to 56.75 cents per share.

    Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-A) raised its quarterly dividend by 4.7% to 90 cents per share.

    Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share, a 54% increase over the prior payout of $0.13 per share.

    ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) recently declared a 10.5% dividend increase.

    Chevron (NYSE:CVX) declared an 11% dividend increase.

    If you like interesting lists like this, check out the many stock lists at, most of which are free.

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

    Stocks: AWK, COST, CVX, IBM, PEP, XOM
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