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Dividend hikes continue to roll in as 2014 comes to a close - just take a look at our new dividend-paying stocks list.
This year is certain to be a record one for dividend payouts with another double-digit gain, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Following are 25 of the most notable, recent dividend stock hikes.
25 Dividend Stocks That Just Hiked Payouts
3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) moved its quarterly dividend up 20% to $1.025 a share for a 2.5% share. The diversified manufacturer and maker of Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape projects its per-share earnings could grow by as much as 12% in 2015, as its appetite for acquisitions helps drive growth.
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) hiked its quarterly payout $0.02 to $0.24 a share for a 2.1% yield. The Feb. 13 payout will mark the 364th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the global healthcare company.
Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) increased its quarterly dividend $0.18, or 30%, to $0.79 per share for a yield approaching 2%. Shares of the biotech giant are up a healthy 43.29% year to date.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) raised its quarterly dividend a penny to $0.47 a share for a 5.5% yield. This is the 31st year in a row AT&T has increased its quarterly dividend.
Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) boosted its quarterly payout $0.18, or 25%, to $0.91 a share for a 2.36% yield. The aerospace giant also boosted its share buyback to $12 billion, the largest in its history.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: CALM) moved its quarterly dividend up 32% to $0.25 a share for a 2.38% yield.
Camden National Corp. (Nasdaq: CAC) upped its quarterly dividend $0.03 to $0.30 a share for a 3% yield.
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