The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan and Andrew continue their series, one dividend to buy, one dividend to sell. Brendan likes General Electric for a few reasons, including its impressive 3.5% dividend. He also likes the fact that GE is focusing more on its core segments, like energy infrastructure, and has taken steps to reduce risk at GE Capital, which will again be returning a dividend to the parent company. Andrew dislikes HP as the company doesn't seem to have a foothold in two of the major tech growth areas: enterprise or mobile devices. PC sales contribute about 50% of HP's revenue, but only account for a small amount of profits. Andrew thinks HP rates as a sell until it can prove that it has the ability to move further into the high-growth areas of tech.
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Andrew Tonner has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Apple and Caterpillar. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Google. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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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