Dow Showdown: Pfizer vs. Alcoa

This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which health-care editor/analyst David Williamson and industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discuss topics across the investing world.

Continuing our Motley Fool Madness series, Isaac and David go head-to-head analyzing Pfizer and Alcoa. In this showdown, Alcoa enters as the No. 12 seed, as the company's stock outperformed the majority of its Dow peers over the past three years. Despite Pfizer's troubles with the patent cliff, the big pharma heavyweight is still a formidable opponent with an attractive dividend.

While Isaac and David present strong arguments for both companies, a team of all-star Motley Fool analysts will ultimately select who advances in the Dow bracket.

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