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10 Top-Rated Defensive Stocks

6. Snap-on (SNA - Get Report) makes hand and power tools. Second-quarter profit expanded 21% to $45 million, or 78 cents a share, as revenue grew 7.5%. The operating margin remained steady at 13%. Snap-on has $431 million of cash and $923 million of debt, translating to a quick ratio of 1.6 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.7. Its stock trades at a forward earnings multiple of 11 and a book value multiple of 1.9, 35% and 38% discounts to machinery peer averages. Roughly 80% of analysts rate the stock "buy." A median target of $56.83 implies 34% of upside.

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