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15 Defensive Stocks That Will Survive the Stock Market Meltdown

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McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD), $164.75
> Industry: The king of fast (and cheap) food
> Yield: 2.3%
> 52-week range: $123.95 to $178.70

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PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP), $114.90
> Industry: Beverages, soft drinks and snack foods
> Yield: 2.6%
> 52-week range: $104.53 to $122.51

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Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), $81.05
> Industry: Consumer products giant
> Yield: 3.1%
> 52-week range: $80.10 to $94.67

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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), $50.50
> Industry: Telecom
> Yield: 4.3%
> 52-week range: $42.80 to $54.77

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Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), $100.10
> Industry: World’s largest retailer
> Yield: 1.9%
> 52-week range: $66.37 to $109.98

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