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10 Stocks Enticing Investors with Higher Dividends

Dividends4Life

Dividends4Life

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The goals of an income portfolio are much different than those of a capital appreciation portfolio. The good news is an income portfolio consisting of quality dividend growth stocks can not only succeed, but excel during a market downturn. Dividend investors are focused on building a stream of steadily rising income from solid companies. While many panic when their portfolios decline, income investors see a downturn as an incredible buying opportunity as they are look for sustainable growing dividends.

Below are several stocks trying to entice investors with higher cash dividends:

Macy's Inc. (M) operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. May 14, the company increased its quarterly dividend 25% to $0.3125 per share. The dividend is payable July 1, 2014 to stockholders of record on June 13, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.2%.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL) manufactures and markets consumer and commercial products worldwide. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. manufactures and markets consumer and commercial products worldwide. May 14, the company increased its quarterly dividend 13% to $0.17 per share. The dividend is payable June 13, 2014 to stockholders of record on May 30, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.3%.

Safeway Inc. (SWY) operates as a food and drug retailer in the United States. May 14, the company increased its quarterly dividend 15% to $0.23 per share. The dividend is payable July 10, 2014 to stockholders of record on June 19, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.7%.

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. May 14, the company increased its quarterly dividend 6.7% to $0.32 per share. The dividend is payable June 27, 2014 to stockholders of record on June 6, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.6%.

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) operates as a theme park and entertainment company in the United States. May 13, the company increased its quarterly dividend 5% to $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable July 1, 2014 to stockholders of record on June 20, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.9%.

NiSource Inc. (NI), an energy holding company, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services. May 13, the company increased its quarterly dividend 4% to $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable August 20, 2014 to stockholders of record on July 31, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.9%.

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) is a publicly owned real estate investment trust that primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. May 13, the company increased its quarterly dividend 7.1% to $0.15 per share. The dividend is payable July 15, 2014 to stockholders of record on June 30, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.8%.

The Clorox Company (CLX) manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. The company’s Cleaning segment offers laundry additives, including bleach products under the Clorox brand. May 12, the company increased its quarterly dividend 4.2% to $0.74 per share. The dividend is payable Aug 8, 2014 to stockholders of record on July 23, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 3.3%.

Post Properties Inc. (PPS) is an independent real estate investment trust that primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. May 8, the company increased its quarterly dividend 11% to $0.40 per share. The dividend is payable July 15, 2014 to stockholders of record on June 30, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 3.1%.

Colony Financial Inc. (CLNY), a real estate investment and finance company, focuses on acquiring, originating, and managing various real estate-related debt and equity investments. May 8, the company increased its quarterly dividend 2.9% to $0.36 per share. The dividend is payable July 15, 2014 to stockholders of record on June 30, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 6.7%.

Selecting stocks with increasing dividends is critical for an income growth strategy. The above list contains stocks that recently raised their dividends; it is not a list of recommend buys. As always, due diligence should be performed before buying or selling any stock. For a list of stocks with a long string of consecutive cash dividend increases, see this list.

Full Disclosure: No position in the aforementioned securities. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.

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