Defensive Stocks

Independent research firm Argus raised its rating on Procter & Gamble to Buy from Hold. Its $122 target price represented almost 20% upside from the prior close.
Jon C. Ogg
24/7 Wall St. has tracked multiple S&P 500 and other large-cap stocks that actually closed up for the past week and that are also still higher year to date.
Jon C. Ogg
Coca-Cola is one of the top beverage giants in the world and is supposed to be as defensive as they come for investors. Yet, if all the restaurants and bars are closed, even the mighty Coca-Cola has...
Jon C. Ogg
With interest rates still at generational lows, investors looking for income from stocks may be in the best place in a while. High-yielding, safer blue chips are available at rock bottom prices.
Lee Jackson
These five top stocks are faring very well and still could be a safe place for stunned investors. All are rated Buy at top Wall Street firms.
Lee Jackson
Food is supposed to be a great defensive sector for investors. Unfortunately, when things come unglued they can get a little crazy. That has been the case for Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) over the...
Jon C. Ogg
Defensive stocks are supposed to hold up well in rocky markets. When the markets get so bad that everything becomes a source of funds for needed cash and liquidity, even the most defensive stocks can...
Jon C. Ogg
24/7 Wall St. wanted to see which companies have the best chance at not having to lower their dividends at all and those that almost certainly will retain much of their current dividends in a...
Jon C. Ogg
In times like this, investors tend to move toward companies with rock-solid balance sheets and healthy dividends. These stocks were actually beating Monday’s sell-off and could offer long-term...
Chris Lange
Even with reductions in share price, companies with iron-clad balance sheets, active customer bases that will not be decimated by the spread of COVID-19 and high yields that are unlikely to be cut...
Douglas A. McIntyre
24/7 Wall St. has tracked some stocks that either are defensive in general or are defying Thursday’s big drop because they have some aspect of their business that might be immune to daily scares or...
Chris Lange
Investors are scrambling for safe-haven stocks. For many, Verizon is at the top of the list, due to its rock-solid balance sheet and bondlike yield.
Douglas A. McIntyre
These five top stocks all have Merrill Lynch's best rating for volatility risk and are far less likely to be caught up in momentum-related selling. The key for investors looking to add these top...
Lee Jackson
It turns out that almost nothing survives a Clorox bleach bath, and sales of its products have been deemed a big winner. Even during the market panic, Clorox stock has held up.
Jon C. Ogg
The almost 11-year bull market has been a blessing, and now it may end up being a curse. There are some important things for investors to consider now, as they may have to prepare for the worst.
Lee Jackson