The Motley Fool's recent list of the 25 Best Companies in America features some excellent businesses. But as Fool contributor Daniel Sparks discusses with's Alison Southwick in the video below, a great company doesn't always make a great investment. To illustrate, Daniel takes a closer look at Teradata (NYSE:TDC) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS).

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