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Consumer Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

Stocks in this article: BBY PETM JW-A JW-B HST CASY TGT FDX CLX TIF

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tiffany (TIF - Get Report), Clorox (CLX - Get Report) and FedEx (FDX - Get Report) were among the consumer stocks to raise their dividends in recent weeks.

Best Buy (BBY) raised its dividend by 7% to 16 cents a share, the electronics retailer said Ton June 21. Its board also approved a plan to buy back $5 billion in common shares.

The higher dividend will be paid on Oct 25 to shareholders of record on Oct. 4.

Pet supply retailer PetSmart (PETM - Get Report) increased its dividend by 12% to 14 cents a share. The higher payout will be available on Aug. 12 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 29.

PetSmart also announced a new $450 million share repurchase program, commencing on Aug. 1 and continuing until January 2013.

Book publisher John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) announced on June 16 that it raised its quarterly dividend by 4 cents a share to 20 cents. The new dividend is payable on July 14, to shareholders of record as of July 5.

The increase followed John Wiley's 2% uptick in fiscal fourth-quarter earnings, which came with a 2% rise in revenue as well.

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST - Get Report), a lodging real estate investment trust, raised its shareholder payout by 200% this month, to 3 cents a share from a penny a share.

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