Is This a Dow Stock to Love or Hate?

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin and Andrew talk about an iconic Dow component: Kraft (NYS: KFT) . The company has a tremendous arsenal of strong brands, including Oreo, Ritz, and Cadbury. Its recent decision to split into two companies certainly has a bull and bear case to be made, but the more Austin looks at this, the more bearish he becomes. With all of the competition, both domestically and internationally, does this spinoff really make sense?

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