The Best Dividend in This Dismal Industry

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino and Research Analyst Lyons George discuss topics across the investing world.

Dividend investors typically avoid the airline sector like the plague. These are cash-intensive businesses that carry debt and rarely pay out to investors. However, Southwest seems to consistently shine as a guiding light when it comes to introducing an entirely new approach to operating an airline. Most recently, Southwest boosted its dividend, then announced that it was investing in five new gates and a customs facility at a key airport in Houston, TX. Houston Hobby will allow the company to commence international flights as soon as 2015. Isaac and Lyons discuss the various moves Southwest is making to graduate to the big leagues in the airline industry.

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