Standex International ( SXI) will pay shareholders a penny more. The food service equipment maker raised its quarterly dividend to 6 cents per share, payable Nov. 24 to shareholders of record on Nov. 8. Standex's new yield is 0.9%

Multi-bank holding company UMB Financial ( UMBF) raised its dividend by a penny per share to 19.5 cents per share. The increased payout will be available Dec. 30 to shareholders of record on Dec. 10, bringing UMB's yield to 2.2%

Waddell & Reed Financial ( WDR) raised its divided by 5.3% to 20 cents per share. The investment services firm will make the higher payment on Feb. 1, 2011 to shareholders of record on Jan. 3. Waddell & Reed's higher payout will bring its yield to 2.7%.

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust ( WRE) announced a half cent-per share increase to its dividend, bringing the quarterly payout to 43.375 cents per share. It will be paid next on Dec. 30 to shareholders of record on Dec. 15. The REIT's yield is now 5.4%.

American Electric Power ( AEP) announced a 9.5% boost to its dividend. It will pay 46 cents per share on Dec. 10 to shareholders of record on Nov. 10. The electric utility's yield is 4.9%.

Bank of Marin ( BMRC) raised its quarterly payout by a penny to 16 cents per share. The savings and loan bank will make the dividend available on Nov. 12 to holders of record on Nov. 3. Bank of Marin's yield is 1.9%.

Uniform supplier Cintas ( CTAS) will pay a penny more per share, paying 49 cents per share on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record on Nov. 12. The 2.1% increase brings Cintas' yield to 1.8%.

Holley Energy ( HEP) increased its dividend by a penny to 83.5 cents per share. The petroleum pipeline operator will make the new payout on Nov. 12 to holders of record on Nov. 5, bringing its yield to 6.5%.

Molex ( MOLX) increased its quarterly cash dividend by 14.8% to 17.5 cents per share. The increased payout will be available on Jan. 25, 2011 to shareholders of record on Dec. 31, 2010. The electronic component manufacturer's higher dividend will be paid to holders of all common stock, Class A ( MOLXA) common stock and Class B common stock. Molex's yield is 3.5%. Its Class A shares carry a dividend yield of 4.1%.

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