The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics from across the investing world.
Over the next couple of weeks, John and David will be revisiting some calls they made on individual stocks of the Dow. Today, they're looking at Johnson & Johnson. Earlier this year, John and David believed this company would outperform the market over the next five years. And so far in 2012, this company is up a solid 5% compared to a similar gain for the Dow average as a whole. And let's not forget that Johnson & Johnson pays a pretty attractive dividend , too. Ironically, the company entered 2012 as one of the Dogs of the Dow along with fellow pharma giants Merck and Pfizer. And even with the recent rise in its share price, it still pays a 3.6% dividend yield. John and David are still confident that Johnson & Johnson will outperform the market over the next five years. Not only is it a great company, but its new CEO, Alex Gorsky, looks to bring some renewed energy to the firm.
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