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Diageo to the Rescue?

By Brian Richards – Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 12:43PM

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LONDON -- In this video analysis, Motley Fool editor and writer Maynard Paton takes a further look at Diageo's announcement that it's in discussions to buy a stake in United Spirits, and what this might mean for both sides.

Maynard then goes on to assess Diageo as an income share, comparing it to another FTSE blue chip in the form of Vodafone. Watch the video below for his thoughts.

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Maynard Paton does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Diageo plc (ADR). The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Diageo plc Stock Quote
Diageo plc
DEO
$169.81 (-0.08%) $0.13
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VOD
$101.12 (-0.71%) $0.72
Diageo plc Stock Quote
Diageo plc
DGE
$3,797.50 (0.41%) $15.50

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