Plastic compound supplier A. Schulman ( SHLM) upped its quarterly payout by 3.3% to 15.5 cents per share, to be paid Nov. 1 to shareholders of record on Oct. 25. That brings A. Schulman's current yield to 3%.

Duncan Energy Partners ( DEP), a natural gas utility, increased its shareholder payout by 0.6% to 45.25 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid Nov. 8 to shareholders of record on Oct. 29, bringing its current yield to 5.5% .

Another natural gas utility, Enterprise Products Partners ( EPD), also increased its dividend this week. Enterprise Products raised its payout by 1.3% to 58.25 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid Nov. 8 to shareholders of record on Oct. 29, for a current yield of 5.6%.

Enterprise GP Holdings ( EPE), which owns the general partner of Enterprise Products, increased the partnerships' quarterly distribution by 2.7% to 57.5 cents per share. The new payout will be available Nov. 8 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 29, for a current yield of 3.7%.

Omega Healthcare Investors ( OHI), a financer for the long-term care industry, increased its quarterly dividend by 2.8% to 37 cents per share. The new payout will be available Nov. 15 to shareholders of record on Oct. 29, for a current yield of 7.1%.

Regional bank Lakeland Bancorp ( LBAI) raised its quarterly payout by 20% to 6 cents per common share. The cash dividend will be paid Nov. 15 to holders of record on Oct. 29. That brings its current yield to 2.6%.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners ( CLMT), an operator of refineries in several U.S. states, raised its quarterly dividend to 46 cents per share, a 1.1% increase. The higher dividend will be paid Nov. 12 to shareholders of record on Nov. 2. That brings its current yield to 8.7%.

Crude oil gatherer and marketer Genesis Energy ( GEL) raised its quarterly distribution by 3.3% to 38.75 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid Nov. 12 to shareholders of record on Nov. 2, for a current yield of 6.2%.

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