The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.
As part of our ongoing series, Eric and Austin discuss a promising dividend payer to invest in and one to back away from. Fresh off its hot quarter, Eric says there's still plenty of reason to like Apple. While sales will lighten up during the next few quarters, cash flow will remain healthy and continue to fill the company's coffers. In the later half of the year, the iPhone 5 launch will prove to be a powerful catalyst that should push Apple to even more dizzying heights, specifically in the Chinese market, where Apple still has plenty of room to run. Add all that up, and within a year it's highly likely the company will come to a situation where its dividend payout is revised upward.
On the sell side, Austin recommends investors look to move out of Kraft. The company's spinoff of its international operations looks like a costly maneuver that will leave its U.S. operations languishing. Like Altria, the company could further suffer if it gets the boot from the Dow Jones after the spinoff.
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