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13 Stocks Giving Their Shareholders More Cash With Higher Dividends

|Includes: CAFD, Realty Income Corporation (O), PBA, PDCO, PEB, PLCE, RESI, RTN, SEE, STLD, UDR, WPC, WSM

Dividend stocks are sometimes referred to as defensive stocks since many investors flee to them in an economic downturn. Their dividends, if sustainable, provide a minimum level of positive return. This cushions the downward pressure from the market. Better yet, great dividend companies not only sustain their dividends in a downturn - they actually raise them.

Below are several stocks displaying confidence in the future by increasing their cash dividends:

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