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15 Defensive Stocks That Will Survive the Stock Market Meltdown

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Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), $66.05
> Industry: Big Tobacco
> Yield: 3.8%
> 52-week range: $60.01 to $77.79

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American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK), $78.75
> Industry: America’s largest water utility
> Yield: 2.05%
> 52-week range: $71.70 to $92.37

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American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE: AEP), $66.50
> Industry: Large U.S. utility
> Yield: 3.6%
> 52-week range: $62.69 to $78.07

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Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX), $127.00
> Industry: Consumer products
> Yield: 2.4%
> 52-week range: $123.58 to $150.40

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Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), $44.90
> Industry: Beverages and soft drinks
> Yield: 3.1%
> 52-week range: $40.22 to $48.62

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