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[It] comes in second in market share to Procter & Gamble in many of its products: Duracell vs. Energizer; Gillette vs. Schick; Tampax vs. Playtex. But Energizer benefits from its runner-up status. The No. 1 and No. 2 companies in the consumer-products area often both do well because retailers don't want one brand to have all the power.
Only a market-timing genius could say exactly when the market will wake up to the true value of Vodafone's largest asset [its ownership stake in Verizon Wireless]. But with a 6% dividend, positive business momentum, and a wireless end game in sight, watching that value unfold should be quite pleasant -- and profitable.
Listen to Philip and fellow Inside Value advisors Joe Magyer and Andy Louis-Charles discuss Energizer and Vodafone -- and debate which one Buffett would choose. (Approximate running time: 8 minutes.)
This article was compiled by Kris Eddy, who does not own shares of any stock mentioned. Energizer is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Procter & Gamble is a Motley Fool Income Investor pick and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool has a disclosure policy.