If you think higher dividends are indicative of better things to come, then maybe you should examine some of these companies that have boosted their dividends, some by substantial amounts.
OGE Energy Corporation (OGE) has increased its quarterly dividend by 6.37%
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) declared a 25% hike in the firm's annual dividend
Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend increase 8%
Seagate Technology plc (STX) announced a 19% dividend increase
Costco approved a special dividend of $7 a share
Financial Institutions, Inc. (FISI) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 14% increase in its quarterly cash dividend
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc . (ARE) increased its quarterly dividend by 5.7%