In the spirit of World Cup competition, we're holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today. We're pitting 32 companies against each other and you, the reader, will determine the winner.
WWE takes on LINN Energy for this last round-robin match up in our search for the better stock today.
Consumer Goods analyst Mark Reeth believes World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE ) should win this match up for one simple reason: fan loyalty. Wrestling fans pay big money for the big events, like Raw and Smackdown. What they don't usually do are pay for the other, lesser bouts sprinkled throughout the year. This means the WWE needs to spruce up its events and keep things interesting enough that people come back for more than just the big once a year matches. With 670,000 people already subscribed to the WWE Network, once WWE inevitably hits 1 million subscribers and breaks even, everything beyond that goes to the bottom line and into investors pockets.
Joel South, an energy analyst at The Motley Fool, thinks LINN Energy (NASDAQ: LINE ) is the premier upstream MLP and worth of your investment. LINN offers a top tier distribution yield of 9.7% and management continues to execute on its strategy of acquiring mature oil and gas assets that are operated strategically to increase cash flows and return excess cash to unit holders.
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