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18 Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Non-governmental shipyard operators Todd Shipyards (TOD) will pay its investors a dividend of 10 cents per share, up 25% from its prior payout. It will be available Dec. 23 to shareholders of record on Dec. 8. At current valuations the stock's yield is 2.6%.

First Capital (FCAP), a savings and loans bank, raised its payout by 5.6% to 19 cents per share, payable Sept. 30 to shareholders of record on Sept. 16. The increased payout brings the stock's current yield to 4.9%.

Lawson Products (LAWS), a manufacturer of abrasives, electrical tools and vehicle maintenance products, increased its quarterly dividend by 33.3% to 8 cents per share. It will be paid Oct. 12 to shareholders of record on Sept. 28. At current valuations the stock's yield is 2.3%.

Insurance company Torchmark (TMK - Get Report) raised its dividend by less than 1% to 16 cents per share. It will be paid Nov. 1 to shareholders of record on Oct. 2, bringing the stock's yield to 1.2%.

Starwood Property Trust (STWD - Get Report), which invests in commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments, upped its payout by 32% to 33 cents per share. The increased dividend will be paid Oct. 15 to shareholders of record on Sept. 30. That brings the stock's current dividend yield to 6.7%.

-- Written by Miriam Marcus Reimer in New York.

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