12 Confident, Secure Companies Boosting Dividends
Dividends4Life submits: If income investing were as simple as picking the stock with the highest yield, everyone would be an expert. Most assume (rightfully so) that yield is heavily influenced by risk, but much more goes into determining yield. The industry the company operates in, legal considerations (REITs and MLPs), maturity and growth potential all have an effect on an individual stock’s yield, along with the company’s ability to grow its dividend.
Below are several companies confident and secure enough in their business to increase their cash dividends:Air Products (APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. March 17th the company increased its quarterly dividend 18% to $0.58/share. The dividend is payable on May 9, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 1, 2011. This marksComplete Story »