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Better Buy: General Electric vs. Enterprise Products Partners

By Blake Bos and Joel South – Mar 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

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We've collected the most popular companies amongst Fool.com readers and put them head-to-head in a good old-fashioned challenge we're calling The Motley Fool Better Buy Tournament.

In today's ­round match-up of The Motley Fool Better-Buy Tournament, General Electric squares off against Enterprise Products Partners in a battle to determine which stock is the better buy now. The 64-company tournament pits two Motley Fool analysts against each as they make the case for their stocks, with the winner determined by you, the readers.

General Electric (GE 3.98%) looks to be an ideal play for today's hot and frothy market, according to Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos. Investors are presented with stable recurring revenues, cash flows, and a 3.4% dividend. Combine that with the upcoming spin-off of GE Capital, General Electric's growth initiatives, and the future looks good for the company. In today's arguably expensive market, it looks to be a nice, conservative investment for the long term. It's not sexy and exciting, but it shouldn't get you in trouble.

Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South thinks Enterprise Products Partners (EPD 1.90%) is the premier MLP investment in today's market. With an industry-leading low cost of capital, Enterprise Products Partners is able to safely fund growth projects without having to increase its debt leverage ratio. This gives unit holders piece of mind while they collect hefty distribution yields every quarter. In fact, with access to cheap capital, no general partner to pay management fees to, and a booming North American oil and gas industry, Enterprise Products Partners has increased its distribution for 38 consecutive quarters. 

Watch these analysts square off in the video below, then vote for a winner. Then check out the other companies in the Motley Fool Better-Buy Bracket

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Blake Bos has no position in any stocks mentioned. Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Enterprise Products Partners L.P. The Motley Fool owns shares of General Electric Company. 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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General Electric Company Stock Quote
General Electric Company
GE
$66.13 (3.98%) $2.53
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Stock Quote
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EPD
$24.63 (1.90%) $0.46

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