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

Eric and Austin have been looking at three reasons to buy and sell different Dow stocks to give investors the bull and bear cases for each stock. If you're looking for three reasons to buy AT&T, Eric believes that in spite of anemic overall growth, the company is growing revenue much faster in key areas like wireless, data, and managed services. In addition, he points out that despite government meddling in the field, AT&T only has one major competitor that's not on its back heels: Verizon. Finally, AT&T is a strong returner of capital, with $4.7 billion going back to shareholders last quarter through dividends and buybacks. To get a more in-depth look at all of these three points, watch the video below.

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