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Buy these stocks now before they raise their dividends

Dividends are a fantastic way to bring income into a portfolio, but investors really want to see annual increases from their dividend-paying stocks. Not only do dividend increases show that the company's business is currently capable of maintaining its current dividend payment, but it also demonstrates that management is confident enough in the future of the business to increase its annual payment.

It is hard to believe that 2014 is almost half over, but July is a few weeks away, and that means it is time to start looking ahead at possible third-quarter dividend increases. While most companies announce dividend increases during the first quarter, there are still plenty of dividend increases to expect through the remainder of the year. This week we are going to look at five of these companies.

Our list contains a wide range of companies, as well as a wide range of dividend streaks. We have a true dividend champion with a 58-year history of dividend increases, and an oil giant that only returned to dividend growth last year.

In addition to our oil company, we have a machinery manufacturer, a restaurant operator, paper-company, and a consumer foods company.

Each of these companies boosted their dividend payment during the third quarter last year, and are strong candidates for dividend increases during the third quarter of this year.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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