These four popular stocks look ready to increase their dividend payouts to shareholders in the weeks ahead.
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) , a casino operator, looks primed for a hike to its 72-cent quarterly payout. Sands' current yield is 5.15%. For TJX (TJX) , which runs the T.J. Maxx discount store chain, a balance sheet full of dry powder gives it the ability to hike its 1.4% dividend yield in 2017.
After four straight quarters of a 56-cent dividend, Southern (SO) looks ready to raise its 4.6% yield. And as its dividend payout ratio has plummeted amid higher profits, Waste Management (WM) looks likely to hike its 2.36% yield in the month ahead.