The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In this installation of our popular article series, Andrew and Austin sit down to talk about one dividend stock they like and one worth avoiding. Austin discusses Dr. Pepper Snapple, while Andrew talks about IBM. With dividend investing all the rage at present, investors need to know exactly what they're buying before they invest. Listen on to find out which stock deserves some love and you're better off passing on.

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