Monday, October 27, 2014

Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends

One of the many reasons I like dividend stocks is because they provide continuous feedback. As time passes, dividend investors see their income grow steadily. You don't have to wait five to ten years to determine if the strategy is working.

Each dividend and dividend increase provides assurance that the strategy is working. When companies like 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) and Dover Corp. (NYSE:DOV) put together a string of consecutive dividend increases in excess of 50 years, they are sending a strong message to their shareholders.

Below are a few companies that may not quite have the legacy of those mentioned above, but nevertheless are providing positive feedback to their investors with higher cash dividends...

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