Companies can only increase their dividends regularly if earnings grow sufficiently.
Monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch is one way to identify candidates for further analysis.
Recently, 5 companies on my watch list declared dividend increases. No stocks I hold in my portfolio announced any increases last week.
The top dividend increase came from TJX Companies Inc (TJX) with a 20% increase! And two of the stocks on this week's list have increased their dividends more than once in the past year.
My article includes F.A.S.T. Graphs for two of the stocks. I find the charting tools from F.A.S.T. Graphs very useful in assessing fair value.
To see this week's dividend increases, please read this article at Seeking Alpha.