Dividend increases and the related distributions can bring quick cash to investors.
Companies that bring the best payout in the long run are the ones that not only pay a generous dividend, but increase it regularly. Frequent dividend increases prove to shareholders the company is growing — the more dividend increases a company provides, the more likely it is to continue.
In contrast, a company with a stagnant dividend can be a poor choice as a long-term hold for investors.
Organized below are several dividend increases by public companies, sortable by number of consecutive dividend increases, dividend yield, percentage increases and more.