NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A growing number of companies have upped their dividends this year, but the following also have upside, based on analysts' target prices. Oracle (ORCL - Get Report), Newmont Mining (NEM - Get Report), Dow Chemical Company (DOW - Get Report) and Airgas (ARG - Get Report) are among those who have raised their annualized dividend payout between 15% and 67%.During the first quarter of 2011, 510 companies increased their dividends, up 27.8% from 399 companies in the year-ago quarter. In fact, of the 7,000 listed companies that divulge dividend information, only 30 lowered their dividend payment during the first quarter of 2011 vs. 48 in first-quarter 2010.
9 Companies With Raised Dividends, Upside: Analysts
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