Is The Stock Highly Volatile? Katapult Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KPLT), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP (AMEX:SNMP), Sesen Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:SESN)

Dividend growth investing is a strategy that focuses on companies which regularly raise dividends. The strategy focuses on growth in dividends over a longer period of time that usually exceeds ten years. The typical dividend growth stock does not yield a lot today, but can generate very high yields on cost, that will definitely trump even some of the highest yielding stocks today.As a result, dividend growth investors focus on the catalysts that can generate a higher net income for the corporations whose stock they are purchasing. Companies can earn more by selling more, increasing prices, streamlining operations, expanding in new markets, selling new products or acquiring and merging with other companies. Mergers and acquisitions can only lead to higher earnings per share if they result in synergies. We want growth in earnings per share after all, not just a growth in overall net income.

The important tool that makes dividend growth investing is growth in earnings per share. Growth in earnings per share enables companies to increase dividends over time in a sustainable matter. A company that grows dividends for a period of time without corresponding earnings growth will eventually run out of room to boost distributions.

Here are companies that have increased their dividend payouts for several consecutive years.

Katapult Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KPLT) Shareholders tracking shares of Katapult Holdings, Inc. (KPLT) belongs to Technology sector and Software – Infrastructure industry. KPLT flaunted -5.50% to reach at $4.81 during previous trading session. KPLT Inc. has a total market value of 465.53M at the time of writing – representing $98.37M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed at -63.67%.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) Shareholders tracking shares of Pfizer Inc. (PFE) belongs to Healthcare sector and Drug Manufacturers – General industry. KPLT flaunted -1.48% to reach at $46.07 during previous trading session. PFE Inc. has a total market value of 266.56B at the time of writing – representing $5.60B outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed at 39.54%.

Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP (AMEX:SNMP) Shareholders tracking shares of Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP (SNMP) belongs to Energy sector and Oil & Gas Midstream industry. SNMP flaunted -3.47% to reach at $1.08 during previous trading session. SNMP Inc. has a total market value of 84.72M at the time of writing – representing $66.91M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed at -3.45%.

Sesen Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:SESN) Shareholders tracking shares of Katapult Holdings, Inc. (SESN) belongs to Healthcare sector and Biotechnology industry. SESN has a total market value of 184.77M at the time of writing – representing $175.39M outstanding shares. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s Earnigs per share for the Next 5 years is observed at 0.