The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics around the investing world.
In today's edition, Austin and Brendan talk about one huge dividend stock that Austin disagrees with Jim Cramer on: Hasbro. The company yields close to 4%, has an impressive return on equity of more than 20%, and is in a great position as the world's second largest toymaker. What's even better is that the toy sector has seen just some softness and earnings misses lately, pushing down shares so investors can hop in today at a nice discount. Hasbro in particular has underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the year to date, but it remains a great stable dividend payer for the long-term investor.
As great as Hasbro's dividend is, it still didn't quality for our Motley Fool analyst ranking of 9 Rock-Solid Dividends. You can learn about the companies that did, though -- just click here to read more.
Austin Smith and Brendan Byrnes have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Hasbro and Mattel. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Hasbro, LeapFrog Enterprises, and Mattel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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