Published Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:34:07 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
By Nathan Parsh
When investors are considering owning shares of a company in a specific sector, they often want to own the best name in the space. If investment capital is limited, dividend growth investors want to make sure they are buying shares of a company that offers the best combination of dividend growth and total returns.
When it comes to owning a top apparel company, investors can choose between Nike (NKE) and V.F. Corp (VFC), which are on our list of 674 consumer cyclical stocks pay dividends to shareholders.
V.F. Corp is a particularly strong dividend stock, on the list of Dividend Aristocrats. You can see the entire list of Dividend Aristocrats here.
This article will examine both companies in order to determine which, if any, stock investors should buy today.
Nike is the world’s largest manufacturer of athletic footwear, apparel and equipment. The Nike brand is also one of the most valuable brands in the world today. The company was founded in 1964 and has more than 73,000 employees worldwide. Nike has a market capitalization of more than $135 billion, with annual sales of more than $36 billion.
V.F. Corp is one of the world’s largest apparel suppliers. The company was founded in the late 1890s and employs 69,000 people globally. V.F. Corp, which produces top brands such as The North Face, Vans and Timberland, generates more than $12 billion in annual sales. The company has a market cap of nearly $34 billion.
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