Better Dividend Stock: McDonald's vs. Johnson & Johnson

By John MaxfieldFool.com

If you're looking for a great dividend stock, a good place to start isMcDonald's orJohnson & Johnson . 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.

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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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