Farrell: Performance Of Dividend-Paying Stocks

Below are the 32 stocks that are in the S&P "100" that have increased their dividends sometime in the last six months (a/o: close April 27, 2009).

I think that increasing the dividend in the teeth of the financial storm that is raging is a statement.

It is interesting to see the performance of the stocks as well.

Just today, US Steelcut its dividendand fell sharply in price and IBMraised theirsand rose smartly.