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Consumer Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts

FedEx (FDX - Get Report) recently approved an 8% increase to its quarterly dividend to 13 cents a share, marking its 10th consecutive annual dividend increase. FedEx's increased dividend will be payable July 1 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 17.

Clorox (CLX - Get Report) increased its quarterly cash dividend by 9% to 60 cents a share. The increased dividend will be paid on Aug. 12 to shareholders of record on July 27. Clorox has raised distributions to shareholders for 34 consecutive years. In May, Clorox reaffirmed its fiscal 2011 revenue guidance, forecasting flat to 1% sales decrease and diluted earnings per share in the range of $3.85 to $3.95.

High-end jeweler Tiffany (TIF - Get Report) raised its dividend by 16% to 29 cents a share from 25 cents. The dividend will be paid on July 11 to stockholders of record on June 20. Tiffany has raised its dividend for nine consecutive years.

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