It's hard to think of two stocks that are as stable as Procter & Gamble and Waste Management . But this doesn't mean that income-seeking investors shouldn't prefer one over the other.
There are three metrics in particular that rise above the rest when it comes to dividend stocks: dividend yield, growth rate, and the payout ratio. How companies like Procter & Gamble and Waste Management stack up with regard to these metrics goes a long way toward helping income-seeking investors choose which one is best for their portfolio.
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The slideshow below does the work for you by cycling through these variables insofar as Procter & Gamble and Waste Management are concerned. To see which of these stocks prevailed over the other, simply scroll through the seven slides.
The article Better Dividend Stock: Procter & Gamble vs. Waste Management originally appeared on Fool.com.
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