American Express and 4 More Companies That Raised Their Stock Dividends

American Express


and Johnson Controls were among the large U.S. companies that declared dividend increases this week. It was a fairly light week for such announcements, with earnings season having slowed down.

Credit card and travel company American Express (ticker: AXP) said it will pay a quarterly disbursement of 60 cents a share, a 15% increase from 52 cents a share. The stock, which yields 1.5%, has a one-year return of 3.5% through March 9, including dividends, compared with minus 7% for the

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