This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.
As part of the Motley Fool Madness series, Brendan and Austin go head-to-head analyzing two Dow titans of industry. In today's showdown, Boeing faces off against Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a dividend aristocrat that many believe has had a problem in recent history: The company was too expensive. Austin is quick to note that it has come down from its lofty levels and is actually looking quite cheap today. This is a large, stable, cash-generating machine that Austin thinks is a great bet over the long run. Meanwhile, Boeing is an industrial powerhouse that has a backlog measured in the hundreds of billions, and continues to ink record-breaking deals. Looking ahead, which company has a greater catalyst for growth? Brendan and Austin present their arguments and our all-star team of analysts ultimately makes the call on the better Dow stock for the next 12 months.
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