As part of my portfolio monitoring process, I evaluate the list of dividend increases every week. It is helpful to monitor how my investments are doing, and whether my investment thesis is paying out higher cash dividends over time. This monitoring is also helpful to observe other companies that raise dividends. This is another tool to uncover hidden dividend gems that few others might be focusing on.
There were six companies that managed to boost dividends last week. Of course, this is not an automatic buy - further analysis on each company needs to be done to determine if it meets the qualitative and quantitative criteria of the investor. The list includes companies that have managed to increase distributions for at least ten years in a row: