The following stocks have recently increased their dividends. This is the sign of a good company and could be the sign of an improving economy. Banner Corporation (BANR) increased the quarterly cash dividend to $0.12 per share. Raven Industries, Inc. announced that it has approved a 14 percent increase in the dividend. Camden National Corporation announced an 8% increase in its quarterly dividend. Washington Federal Incorporated (WAFD) announced a quarterly dividend of 9 cents per share, an increase of 12.5%. ElringKlinger AG (EGKLF.PK) is proposing a 12.5% dividend increase. General Mills (GIS) raised its quarterly dividend 15%. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) boosted its quarterly dividend 10%. Williams-Sonoma (WSM) bumped up its quarterly dividend by an incredible 41%. If you like interesting lists like this, check out the many stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, most of which are free.