New Dividend: 31.25 cents per share Dividend Percent Increase: 4.17% Current Yield: 4.02% Leave it to a big yielder like Williams ( WMB) to trickle out a slow and steady dividend hike. While last Thursday's 4.17% payout increase wasn't the biggest, it tacks a little more onto what's already a hefty payout for the $20 billion energy firm. >>6 Stocks to Benefit From Lower Gas Prices Williams is a pipeline company that owns and operates more than 15,000 miles of natural gas pipelines, processing close to 10% of the country's natgas needs. Not long ago, Williams owned an exploration and production business, but the firm spun that off at the start of 2012, forming WPX Energy ( WPX). That move makes Williams a pure play on pipelines right now, if an unremarkable one. This is a solid name to turn to for a consistently high-paying name.