3 Reasons to Buy This Top Dow Stock

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For investors to make educated portfolio decisions, they have to understand both the bear and bull case for each stock on their radar. To help with that process, we're moving through each component of the Dow Jones Industral Average and providing investors with three reasons to both buy and sell that company. 

Up today are three reasons to buy legendary blue chip McDonald's. At the top of the list is that this company is the undisputed leader in its space and provides one of the most defensible moats in the investing world. It's also a shareholder-focused company and remarkably stable. If you put that all together, you have a quintessential Warren Buffett-style investment for the long run. That's why Austin owns McDonald's in his own portfolio and believes it's a great core stock for investors to own.

One of the biggest reasons to love McDonald's today is its solid dividend. But as great as it is, it didn't quality for our ranking of  The 3 Dow Stocks Dividend Investors Need. You can uncover those top picks that did, though. Just click here and read more about them today. 

Austin Smith owns shares of McDonald's. The Motley Fool owns shares of McDonald's and Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend McDonald's, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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