According to David Peltier, portfolio manager of the

Dividend Stock Advisor

,

dividend increases

can perk up your portfolio. If a company consistently increases its dividend over the long term, for example, the stock price inevitably will rise as well.

With this in mind, Stockpickr has combed through the recent dividend declarations and compiled a portfolio of the

top dividend-raisers for the week

.

To read more,

visit Stockpickr.com

.

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