In today's edition of "Talkin' Stocks" Austin provides a buy, sell, or hold perspective on one of the market's hottest dividends: Altria (NYSE:MO). Austin is a hold today, believing the environment for the company to be more favorable than it initially seems. While the growth may admittedly be less than some other industry counterparts, Altria has a lot going for it including a strong dividend, growing smokeless tobacco division, and a big hidden lever in its stake of SAB Miller. Altria effectively competes with traditional tobacco companies and nontraditional companies like Star Scientific (UNKNOWN:CIGX.DL), and even has a stake in the adult beverage arena. Investors today would do well to hang onto shares.
But some people are still uncomfortable investing in "sin" stocks, and that's fine, too. For some more moral, but equally incredible dividend stocks, The Motley Fool has compiled a special free report outlining our nine top dependable dividend picks. It's called "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your complimentary copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.