Humans hate to lose money, which can make selling a stock so much more difficult than buying one. But that may not be a bad thing.
Fool.com contributor Parkev Tatevosian puts 3M (NYSE: MMM) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTX) through a series of comparisons on financial metrics to decide which is the better dividend stock to buy. *Stock prices used were the afternoon prices of Sept.
The Dow's concentration on an established group of 30 blue-chip companies doesn't include a lot of powerful growth stocks and certainly doesn't include smaller companies with breakout potential. All four dividend stocks are down more than 15% year to date.