Why GM Won't Pay a Dividend

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

In today's edition, Isaac and Brendan discuss two topics that have generated significant buzz over the past few years: automotive companies and dividends. On one hand, the big Detroit automakers have bounced back from the recession and recently kicked into high gear. On the other hand, despite growing profits and swelling cash balances, these companies have been hesitant to pay out dividends. Ford recently reinstated a cash dividend, but Isaac's convinced that a similar move from GM is a long way off.

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