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 (BMS) raised its quarterly dividend 4%
Diebold (OTCPK: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%
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