In total, 45 companies increased their dividend payments of which 16 are higher capitalized (over 2 billion market cap).
6 stocks from the results have a yield over 10 percent while 8 paying dividends of 5 to 10 percent. Most of the high yielders are low capitalized stocks of which I'm not really sure how long they will pay dividends in general.
My greatest surprise was the dividend hike of Alliance Holdings and Alliance Resource Partners. Both increased dividends despite high debt and falling coal prices. Shale Gas is killing Coal but ARLP still generate cash from coal mining. Let's follow what happens in the future.
These are my favorites from the list. Which do you like?