Companies that regularly increase dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential.
I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks because I consider such stocks to be candidates for further analysis.
Last week, fourteen companies on my watch list announced dividend increases, including one of the stocks I own in my portfolio.
Two stocks announced double-digit percentage increases, 17%, and 11%. Realty Income Corporation (O) is the one DivGro stock that announced a new dividend. This the company's 90th dividend increase since Realty Income's listing on the NYSE in 1994.
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