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33 Defensive Stock Plays

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February 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COST , DHR , HD

If you're looking for some nice defensive stocks to go along with the rest of your long positions in the portfolio, then take a look at the list of stocks below that are more defensive than growth oriented. They are stocks that shouldn't see a lot of volatility and won't fall through the floor, should this market experience some profit-taking. In essence, these stocks represent a good balance of companies that are dependable, stable, usually collect a respectable dividend and hold their value all at the same time.

There are some excellent trend plays worth watching here: 3M (MMM), Home Depot (HD), while Costco Wholesale (COST) and Danaher Corp (DHR) are ideal breakout plays, that should be low risk should the market head southward. 

Here are the 33 Defensive Stock Plays.

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