Everyone wants to find the perfect stock. But what should you be looking for in your search, and how will you know when you find it?

In the following video, Motley Fool investment-planning editor Lauren Kuczala talks with longtime Fool contributor and financial planner Dan Caplinger about his multiyear quest for perfect stocks. As Dan notes, the right combination of factors, including revenue growth, attractive valuations, and rich dividend yields, can be elusive. But there are few stocks that have passed his test, and Dan shares the names of those elite stocks with Lauren, along with his insight after looking through hundreds of different stocks on his quest.

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