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These 20 Dividend-Paying Stocks Just Raised Their Payouts

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Last week's Dow Jones Industrial Average performance is yet another reason to buy dividend-paying stocks. Market volatility moved the index nearly 1,000 points.

Ned Davis Research shows that stocks that pay dividends tend to fall less than broader markets during corrections.

Last week 18 dividend stocks raised payouts, and two companies announced special dividends. Here are all 20 dividend enrichments for the week ending Oct. 10, 2014…

Dividend Investing News: These 15 Dividend Stocks Just Increased Shareholder Payouts

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Dividend investing news, Oct. 6, 2014: Investors continue to flock to dividend stocks amid nearly six years of a near-zero interest rate environment.

But with rising rates on the horizon, high yield is becoming increasingly less important than dividend growth potential.

Here’s why – and here are the 15 dividend-paying stocks that announced enrichments for the week ending Oct. 3.

These 16 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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Income-hungry investors continue to pile into stocks that pay dividends amid a persistently yield-challenged environment.

The S&P 500 is on track to turn in a dividend record in Q3, with the July-September period set to boast the largest combined dividend payment ever by S&P 500 companies, at more than $10 a share.

Following are the 11 dividend hikes and five special dividends declared during the week ending Sept. 26, 2014.

Dividend Investing News: Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) plus 20 More New Dividend Hikes

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Dividend investing news, Sept. 15, 2014: Last week Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) hiked its quarterly dividend $0.05, or 20%, to $0.30 per share.

RCL has been paying dividends without interruption, and steadily boosting them, since its first distribution of $0.07 per share paid on March 29, 1996.

Following are the 20 other dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Sept. 12.

Why the Best High-Yield Dividend Stock to Buy Is Altria

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Most people invest in companies hoping to catch a stock on the upswing - and bring in mega-returns for themselves in the process. But what if you found a company that could rack up mega-returns even if its stock price stays flat?

That's the situation with the high-yield dividend stock Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO).

Here’s why this is one of the best dividend stocks you can buy…

These 17 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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Falling Treasury yields strengthen the case for buying stocks that pay dividends. Last Thursday the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note hit 2.33% - a 15-month low - and ended the week at 2.34%.

Dividend-paying stocks not only offer attractive income options, but also provide the potential for capital appreciation.

Following are the 17 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 29, 2014.

Altria (NYSE: MO) Plus 28 More Dividend-Paying Stocks That Just Hiked Payouts

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Payout hikes for dividend-paying stocks were plentiful last week, and topping the list is Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), which raised its regular quarterly dividend for the 48th time in the last 45 years.

The tobacco giant announced Thursday it's boosting its quarterly payout 8.3%, or $0.04, to $0.52 per share.

But Altria isn't the only company that raised its payout last week.

Following are the 28 other dividend stocks that sweetened the pot during the week ending Aug. 22, 2014.

These 32 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

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With few alternatives for yield-seeking investors, the appeal of stocks that pay dividends continues to grow.

In addition to yield, top dividend payers also offer benefits like the potential for rising distributions, capital appreciation prospects, and portfolio diversification.

The good news for investors is that dividend hikes continue to be plentiful. Following are the 32 dividend stocks raising payouts during the week ending Aug. 15, 2014.

Dividend Investing News: Bank of America Hikes Payout by 400%, plus 25 More Increases

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Bank of America Corp.'s (NYSE: BAC) 400% quarterly dividend boost dominated dividend investing news last week.

BofA announced Wednesday it will raise its quarterly dividend for the first time in seven years to $0.05 a share, up from $0.01, with its Sept. 26 distribution.

Fifty-two other companies sweetened their payouts last week. Here are 25 of the top dividend-paying stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 8, 2014...

Get More Dividend Income Today with These 30 New Payout Increases

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Dividends constitute an ever-growing percentage of personal income, making up 5.64% of U.S. per capita personal income in 2012.

The good news for investors looking for more dividend income is that companies have been generous with their payouts in 2014, with 696 dividend boosts reported in Q2 2014 compared to 591 hikes posted in 2013's second quarter.

Eighty companies sweetened the dividend pot last week. Following are the 30 most notable dividend-paying stocks raising payouts during the week ending July 25, 2014.

Dividend-Paying Stocks: 31 New Increases for Income-Hungry Investors

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Dividends paid by S&P 500 Index companies will climb almost as much in the next five years as they did during the last four, according to Rod Smyth at RiverFront Investment Group LLC.

Smyth estimates payouts will grow 40% through 2019, barring any "significant earnings downturn."

That's why dividend-paying stocks belong in everyone's portfolio. Following are the 31 companies raising payouts during the week ending July 18, 2014.

Dividend Stocks: Q2 Review, Full-Year Outlook, and 25 New Increases

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Top dividend-paying stocks continue to reward investors in 2014, and FY2014 dividend boosts are expected to hit a record figure.

The number of U.S. dividend stocks raising payouts this year has hit its highest number since 1979, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to log 25 year-to-date record closes.

Following are the 25 companies raising payouts in the holiday-shortened week ending July 3.