The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, they continue their series of looking at one dividend stock to buy and one to sell in 2012. Austin dislikes Vector Group, which has too much debt and a dividend that's unsustainable. Brendan likes Sysco for its entrenched and well-established business.


 

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