On Friday, oil and gas developer BreitBurn Energy Partners ( BBEP) announced a 2% increase to its dividend, bringing the quarterly payout to 39 cents per share. The higher dividend will be paid Nov. 12 to shareholders of record on Nov. 9. That brings Breitburn's yield to 8%.

Danvers Bancorp ( DNBK), a regional bank, will double its dividend, paying shareholders 4 cents per share. The new payout will be available Dec. 3 to shareholders of record on Nov. 12 for a current yield of 1.1%.

Communications provider Hickory Tech ( HTCO) upped its quarterly payout by 3.7% to 13.5 cents per share. The increased dividend will be paid on Dec. 5 to shareholders of record on Nov. 15. Hickory's current yield id 5.9%.

NV Energy ( NVE), an electric utility holding company, upped its shareholder payout by 9.1%. It will pay 12 cents per share on Dec. 22 to all shareholders of record as of Dec. 7. The new payout brings NV's dividend yield to 3.5%.

Consumer packaging manufacturer Rock-Tenn ( RKT) raised the dividend on its Class A common stock by more than 33% to 20 cents per share, from 15 cents. The higher payout will be available Nov. 22 to holders of record on Nov. 9. That brings its yield to 1.4%.

Crude oil developer Sunoco Logistics Partners ( SXL) increased its shareholder payout by 2.6% to $1.17 per limited partnership unit. The higher dividend will be paid Nov. 12 to holders of record on Nov. 8. Sunoco's current yield is 5.9%

Techne ( TECH) upped its dividend by a penny per share to 27 cents. The new payout will be available Nov. 22 to the biotech firm's holders of record on Nov. 8 for a yield of 1.8%.

Bancorp Rhode Island ( BARI) raised its dividend by 2 cents, or 11.8%, to 19 cents per share. The saving and loan bank will pay the new dividend on Dec. 8 to shareholders of record on Nov. 17. Bancorp Rhode Island's yield is now 2.6%.

Biomedical testing instrument maker Beckman Coulter ( BEC) increased its quarterly payout by a penny per share to 19 cents. The new dividend will be paid Nov. 19 to shareholders of record on Nov. 5, bringing its current yield to 1.4%.

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