Stocks moved slightly lower on Monday as traders grow increasingly cautious about range-bound indexes and fresh volatility in the healthcare and oil sectors, but overall, investors have remained optimistic in recent trading periods thanks to better-than-expected earnings results and strong guidance.
Heading into the week, total Q1 earnings for the 154 members of the S&P 500 that had already reported were up 25.4% from the year-ago period on 10.3% higher revenues. About 80% of these companies surpassed EPS estimates, and 72.1% managed to top sales estimates.
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A strong start to earnings season helped the S&P 500 Index inch higher over the last week. Several major businesses added to the positive sentiment with announcements of higher dividends.
6 notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last week. This included two midstream energy companies, a global manufacturer of home appliances, and a major regulated utility.
Here are top dividend stocks increasing payouts.
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