Better Stock Today Challenge: lululemon athletica vs. Vanguard Natural Resources

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In the spirit of World Cup competition, we're holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today. We're pitting 32 companies against each other, and you, the reader, will determine the winner.

lululemon athletica  takes on Vanguard Natural Resources  for this first round-robin matchup in our search for the better stock today.

Consumer goods analyst Sean O'Reilly makes the case for Lululemon in this match-up. He believes Lululemon's problems, which have included management issues and increased competition for its yoga apparel, are all in the past. With new CEO Laurent Potdevin at the helm, Lululemon is primed to continue its growth trajectory in the years ahead. 

Joel South, energy analyst at The Motley Fool, thinks Vanguard Natural Resources is a better investment today because of its mouthwatering yield and increasing payouts. Since 2007, Vanguard Natural Resources has increased its distribution by 48%, and with de-risked mature assets, unitholders are getting their fill of Vanguard's 8.2% distribution yield.

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Vote here to determine the winner of this match and sound off in the comments. Check back to to see who advances in the tournament.

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Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Sean O'Reilly has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends lululemon athletica. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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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