Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates.
Shares of Eli Lilly outpaced broader trading indexes Tuesday morning, a day after the drugmaker announced its first dividend increase in more than five years.
CVS Health will raise its quarterly shareholder payout by 27 percent, and the nation's second-largest drugstore chain also said Tuesday that it expects another year of earnings growth in 2015.
3M anticipates its 2015 earnings will be in range of analysts' estimates.
Boeing said Monday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend and increasing its stock buyback plan to $12 billion.
Abbott Laboratories on Friday raised its quarterly dividend 9 percent to 24 cents from 22 cents.
General Electric Co. said Friday that it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 4.5 percent.