By Jeff Reeves of
InvestorPlace High yield dividend stocks are already in focus, and dividends will become even more important to many investors as the stock market enters the dark days of September. If you put any stock in the seasonal trends of Wall Street, the volatility we've seen this summer will increase and hold back stocks. That's where a healthy dividend yield can help you. After all, a stock that yields a quarterly dividend payout of 5% or more can still give you something to show for your investment even if the market is choppy. If you're looking for dividend stocks that have just increased their paydays as we enter September, here are seven high yield investments worth a look. Each of these companies has a plump yield and just made an increase to its dividend recently.
Bob Evans Restaurants and Mimi's Cafes in the United States have consistently raised quarterly payouts since 2001. While the stock is down about -5% so far in 2010, it is comfortably profitable and even the lowest price estimates according to Thomson/First Call anticipate upside for shares from current levels.