If you're looking for a great dividend stock, a good place to start is McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) or Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Both stocks sport generous yields, are backed by rock-solid business models, and have increased their quarterly distributions consistently over the years.

When it comes to stocks like McDonald's and Johnson & Johnson, in other words, the more difficult task is to choose between the two. I created the slideshow below with this in mind. It compares shares of McDonald's to Johnson & Johnson based on three different dividend metrics: dividend yield, 10-year dividend growth, and the dividend payout ratio.

To learn more about these metrics and to see how these companies stack up with respect to them, simply scroll through the brief slideshow below.


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