Evercore Partners ( EVR) gave its dividend a 20% boost. The investment banking advisory firm will pay 18 cents per share on Dec. 10 to common stockholders of record on Nov. 26. Evercore's current yield is now 2.4%.

Carpet maker Interface ( IFSIA) said it raised its quarterly payout to 2 cents a share. It will be paid Nov. 26 to shareholders of record on Nov. 12 for a current yield of 0.6%.

Middlesex Water ( MSEX) will pay its shareholders a 1.4% larger dividend, or 18.25 cents per share. The new payout will be available Dec. 1 to holders of record on Nov. 15 for a yield of 4.1%.

Oritani Financial ( ORIT) raised its dividend by 2.5 cents, or 33.3%, to 10 cents per share. The savings and loan bank's new quarterly payout will be available Nov. 23 to holders of record on Nov. 10 for a yield of 3.7%.

Parker-Hannifin ( PH), a manufacturer of motion control technologies, upped its quarterly payout by 7% to 29 cents per share. It will pay the new dividend on Dec. 3 to holders of record on Nov. 10 for a current yield of 1.5%.

Food processor Sara Lee ( SLE) upped its payout by 4.5% to 11.5 cents per share. The increase boosts Sara Lee's yield to 3.2%. The higher dividend will be paid Dec. 31 to shareholders of record Dec. 1.

Circuit board manufacturer DDi ( DDIC) will pay its shareholders a 66% higher dividend. The new payout of 10 cents per share will be available Nov. 30 to shareholders of record as of Nov.15, bringing the small cap's yield to 3.9%.

Strayer Education ( STRA), a for-profit post-secondary education provider, raised its dividend by 33% to $1 per share. The higher payout will be available Dec. 10 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 26. Strayer's new annual yield is 2.9%.

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