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Over the last 36 years, dividend stocks outperformed the rest of the S&P 500 by 2.5% annually, and they outperformed nonpayers by nearly 8% every year, all while paying out cash to their shareholders, according to a study from National Data Research.There are several advantages to investing in dividend stocks for market watchers with long-term investment plans. Most simply, dividend stocks allow investors to make money with capital gains and with the dividend payments themselves, explaines Dividend.com, a financial services website that notes "dividend stocks are not a get-rich-quick scheme" for day traders but are key to growing capital over longer periods of time, usually for several years. Capital gains are booked as a stock's value rises. Dividend payments are awarded to shareholders, usually on a quarterly basis. Here is a breakdown of 10 dividend stocks increasing their shareholder payouts in recent weeks, ranked by average volume.