GIS and JNJ Named as Top Defensive Stocks in Free Special Report: General Mills, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Analyzed in '4 Stocks for Real Profits in Soft Markets' Report

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Income Report, an online investment advisory publication of Business Financial Publishing, has launched a free special report, "4 Stocks for Real Profits in Soft Markets," for individual investors seeking defensive stocks for the current economic downturn. For a free copy of the report, go to pr_050708.

4 Stocks for Real Profits in Soft Markets

    "4 Stocks for Real Profits in Soft Markets" features detailed and comprehensive analysis on four reliable stocks that provide a strong defense to the unsettling market conditions and have the ability to outperform in this down market. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) and Johnson and Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) are two of the four defensive stocks mentioned in this special report by Ian Wyatt, Chief Investment Strategist for Business Financial Publishing.

Just recently Johnson & Johnson announced record sales of $16.2 billion for the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 7.7% compared to last year's first quarter. The company has been doing well due to its strong performance in pharmaceutical drugs and treatments, along with its various consumer package products used by most households. Johnson & Johnson represents the kind of defensive stocks that investors need during a general economic downturn or even a recession.

General Mills is another strong candidate for investors looking for safety from volatile markets. Chief Executive Officer, Ken Powell of General Mills was quoted as saying, "This was a terrific quarter for General Mills, fueled by continued strong demand for our products in markets all around the world...our product innovation and consumer marketing investments are driving strong growth on the top line and cost-savings efforts, together with pricing actions, are offsetting significantly higher input costs and protecting our margins."

Investors looking to shore up their portfolios in today's market can request a free copy of the new report that features General Mills and Johnson & Johnson and the other two stocks at pr_050708.

"The four defensive stocks mentioned in this report were chosen not only because of their high earnings, but also because of the constant demand for the companies' products within a large, stable consumer base and significant exposure to emerging markets," said Ian Wyatt. "Both General Mills and Johnson & Johnson are companies that sell an infinite amount of products that are used everyday, from cereal to medicine to baby care products. Throughout the economic downturn and beyond, I firmly believe that both companies will provide investors with stability in their portfolios. This is a critical time to be investing, and successful, reliable companies like Johnson & Johnson and General Mills that provide everyday basic needs to the world are pivotal to your investment portfolio success."

More information about General Mills and Johnson & Johnson, along with the two other stock picks, can be found on the website, pr_050708.

About Income Report and Business Financial Publishing

Income Report, an online publication of Business Financial Publishing, is an investment advisory focused on presenting individual investors with timely, unbiased research on investments focused on income generation. These include blue chip stocks as well as dividend paying stocks, MLPs and bonds.

Business Financial Publishing, based in Washington, D.C., is an independent publisher of paid subscription newsletters, special reports and investment advisory websites. It is led by founder Ian Wyatt who takes a leading role in the selection of investments and research as the Chief Investment Strategist. Ian has a passion for finding high quality investments and educating investors. He is assisted by a team of dedicated professionals who strive to provide the highest quality research and ongoing education of everything investment related in an easy to understand format for individual investors.

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