Jim Cramer puts it very succinctly: "I like dividends."

Recently, he's favored such dividend stocks as

IBM

(IBM) - Get Report

, which yields

2.2%

;

Conoco

(COP) - Get Report

,

which yields 4.4%

; and

Terra Nitrogen

(TNH)

,

which yields 9.8%

.

A high-yielding stock is certainly desirable, and if a stock's dividend increases, that shows further confidence in the company's future. Stockpickr has reviewed the dividend declarations for the last couple of weeks and compiled a portfolio of the

top dividend-increasers

.

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.

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