Dow Review: Verizon

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics from across the investing world.

Over the next couple of weeks, John and David will be revisiting some calls they made on individual stocks of the Dow. Today, they take a closer look at Verizon. This company is up a healthy 11% so far in 2012 compared with just 3% or so for the Dow. And Verizon pays a pretty healthy dividend as well. David originally picked Verizon to underperform the market over the next five years, so that forecast is wrong at the moment. David is pleased to see the company's strong performance so far this year, though he still believes the company will struggle to grow. That's why he's sticking by his underperform call over the long term.

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