1 Dividend to Sell Today


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

In today's edition, Austin discusses one high-yielding dividend that investors shouldn't be tempted by: Avon. The company yields an impressive 5.5%, but its yield looks artificially higher after share prices got chopped following the company's foot-dragging response to potential suitor Coty. Austin thinks Coty was right to walk the other way, and Avon's delay is yet another indication of a dysfunctional company.

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