Here Come the Dividend Dynamos

We've had two large dividend increases announced this week. The first was from Microsoft (MSFT), which boosted its quarterly dividend by 22% to $0.28 per share, up from $0.23 per share. Soon after, McDonald's (MCD) announced that it would raise its quarterly dividend by 5.2% to $0.81 per share, up from $0.77 per share.

I have always liked companies that raise dividends for a few reasons, including what can be a step function higher in the stock price or a move higher in their dividend yield if the shares don't move higher....355 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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