The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin gives investors three reasons to considering buying shares of Kraft today. He cites its upcoming spin-off, which many analysts believe will unlock value; potential efficiencies gained from restructuring; and its shareholder-friendly dividend as just three bullish catalysts. With a 3% dividend yield, Kraft certainly qualifies as market-topping, but the company still trails some of its peers in the packaged food space. Fortunately for the patient investor, once Kraft is split into two companies, its domestic grocery division is likely to be a dividend powerhouse. Management has indicated that a generous dividend will be a priority for the division and will likely rise to meet (if not match) other packaged good companies in the space.

As good as its 3% yield is, the fact that it could have been better kept Kraft off our list of nine incredible dividends. You can learn about the companies that made the cut -- just click here to read our special free report.

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edham

Exactly! I read his "3 reasons to Sell Kraft" yesterday. Is someone trying to manipulate the market? WHy shold anyone listen to these so called "analysts"?

May 23 2012 at 11:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lewa460

Yesterday you had just the opposite clip on why one should Sell Kraft. You apparently can not make up your mind. What kind of advice are you giving.?

May 23 2012 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply