Updated from 7:01 a.m. EDT

Stocks took a tumble last week, but that didn't stop various companies from increasing their dividends. In the last several days, there were more than 15 stocks that either had raised their dividends or declared a dividend for their first time.

Jim Cramer regularly recommends

high-yielding stocks

, which he believes make the best investments during a recession.

Stockpickr has reviewed all the dividend declarations from the last week and compiled a list of the

top dividend-increasers

, including

DeVry

(DV)

and

Massey

(MEE)

.

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