UGI CorpPrice as of Dec. 9: $38.44 UGI has raised its payout for 35 years and has regularly paid dividends for 138 years.

United Parcel Service (UPS)Price as of Dec. 9: $178.22 The United Parcel Service is the world largest postal service and has been in business since 1907 and paying consecutive dividends since 1969.

Chevron (CVX)Price as of Dec. 9: $168.820 Chevron is a cash flow machine, and it shares this wealth with its shareholders, paying a stout 3.12% dividend.

Duke Energy (DUK)Price as of Dec. 9: $100.22 Duke energy is one of the largest electric companies in America and features an impressive dividend.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)Price as of Dec. 9: $40.56 A number of factors go into making a stock “safer” than others. One is a reliable cash flow, based on a product line that sells even in a bad economy.

Leggett & Platt (LEG)Price as of Dec. 9: $35.30 Leggett & Platt, a manufacturing company of bedding, cars, flooring, furniture and other durable goods, has an impressive dividend yield.

Colgate-Palmolive (CL)Price as of Dec. 9: $78.02 With a dividend yield of 2.41% and an unbroken string of 59 years of dividend increases, Colgate-Palmolive is the very definition of a defensive stock.

Kimberly-Clark (KMB)Price as of Dec. 9: $136.91 Kimberly-Clark is a solid defensive stock, selling products like toilet paper, diapers, paper towels and feminine care item

Cardinal Health (CAH)Price as of Dec. 9: $77.90 Healthcare is a defensive industry by nature, as even in rough times people need to attend to their health needs.

Walmart (WMT)Price as of Dec. 9: $146.14 Walmart is the largest retailer in the world, and it has set its sites on battling e-commerce giant Amazon when it comes to online sales as well.