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Eight Companies Paying Investors To Hold Onto Their Stock

 May 21, 2012 09:45 AM

(By Dividend Growth Investor) The past month has been difficult for stock market investors. Stock markets around the world have been in free fall, as short-term worries are pushing stocks lower. The declines in prices are testing the beliefs of many long term investors. For dividend investors however, stock market declines are seen just as noise or as an opportunity to purchase more shares at attractive valuations. In fact, the regular dividend payments provide shareholders with positive reinforcement about the underlying business strength behind their stocks. The regular dividend payments soften the blow of short term price fluctuations, and help investors focus on the big picture. Long term investors are much more likely to hold on a stock which delivers higher earnings and distributions over time. What could be more bullish than companies that not only pay investors to hold their shares, but also increase the amount of cash dividend every year?

Several consistent dividend payers announced plans to increase dividends over the past week. The companies include:

The Clorox Company (CLX) manufactures and markets consumer and institutional products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Cleaning, Lifestyle, Household, and International. The company increased its quarterly distributions by 6.70% to 64 cents/share. This dividend aristocrat has raised distributions for 35 years in a row. Yield: 3.70% (analysis)

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (RBCAA) operates as the holding company for Republic Bank & Trust Company and Republic Bank, which provides banking, tax refund solutions, and mortgage banking 7.10% to 16.50 cents/share. This dividend achiever has raised distributions for 14 years in a row. Yield: 3.10%

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the United States. The company increased its quarterly distributions by 3.80% to 27 cents/share. Xcel Energy has raised distributions for 9 years in a row.

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