defensive stock

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   Low beta stocks that are less risky than the overall market. Defensive stocks tend to be in non-cyclical sectors such as food retailing and public utilities, where sales do not fluctuate markedly throughout the economic cycle.
   ► See also Beta.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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