The Top 25 Dividend Stocks for 2012: PepsiCo

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Eric Bleeker, senior technology editor, and John Reeves, analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, John suggests investors take a look at PepsiCo. The company is not only a global powerhouse but also has a strong presence in food brands in addition to its well-known beverages. Paying a yield of 3.2%, Pepsi deserves a close look -- as does close peer Coca-Cola -- among investors looking to caffeinate the income from their portfolio.

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