The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discusses topics around the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan outlines two dividend aristocrats that he rates as a sell: Pitney Bowes and Walgreen. Brendan is concerned after Walgreen lost more customers than expected after failing to reach a deal with Express Scripts. For Pitney Bowes, the company sports a huge debt load -- a debt-to-equity ratio of more than 1,000 -- and was a bit late to adapt to the changing dynamics in the mailing business. Ultimately, Brendan thinks that other dividend aristocrats like Emerson Electric or Sysco offer much more potential than either of these two.
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