Farrell: Companies Increasing Dividends

What follows is an unofficial list of companies in the S&P100 that have increased their dividend in the last six months. It is not a recommended list by any means. I just think it's interesting to note those companies that have returned more cash to shareholders in the teeth of the ferocious financial storm we have witnessed recently. The earnings estimates used are consensus estimates, not Soleil estimates. Take the list for whatever it's worth to you.