The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics across the investing world.
In a continuation of their "Buy, Sell, or Hold This Stock" series, Eric and Austin move on to Dow component Johnson & Johnson. Austin rates Johnson & Johnson a hold today. Despite an incredible dividend, brand strength, and better diversification than just about any other company in this space, a few recent quality slips are a nagging concern that it's become a "new normal." Austin suggests holding off long enough to see how well JNJ reacts to -- and hopefully corrects -- these quality issues.
Yet there is no denying the appeal of that 3.9% dividend, which was high enough for our analysts to name J&J one of our nine rock-solid dividend stocks.You can learn about the other companies that made the cut by clicking here now.