|Last Price$54.90||Day Change (%)-0.16%|
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|Day Range54.72–55.44||52-Week Range44.55–56.77|
As of Thu 04/17/2014 03:50 PM EST | USD
Amid the current challenging environment for defensive names, we see several opportunities for long-term investment in wide-moat companies at reasonable discounts.
Beaten down by the specter of rising interest rates, a sluggish emerging-markets consumer, and currency headwinds, the U.S. consumer staples sector offers strong dividends, high-quality stocks, and an attractive relative valuation.
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