Battle of the Sectors: Industrials vs. Tobacco

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and consumer goods editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's video, Brendan and Austin each pick one of their favorite stocks from their favorite sectors and battle it out to see which one is better to shareholders. Brendan picks General Electric, Austin picks Philip Morris, and they debate which one investors should buy today.

One of the most compelling reasons to hold either of these stocks is their dividend yield. Big dividend paying companies are proven to be great long-term additions to any portfolio. But if you're not convinced the GE or Philip Morris is right for you, I invite you to uncover more great dividend stocks in our special free report: "Secure Your Future With 11 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your complimentary copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.

At the time this article was published Austin Smith and Brendan Byrnes have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Altria Group and Philip Morris International.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendPhilip Morris International. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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