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

In today's edition, Austin and Brendan discuss the decision by Ralcorp to spin off its Post cereal division. Spin-offs seem to be all the rage these days, but it doesn't mean they always make sense. Tune in to get their thoughts on the move.

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