Bank of America's high quality defensive plays should help investors 'sleep at night'

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Investors could be sleepless due to the uncertainty in the market right now. But Bank of America has a handful of stocks that might soothe investors' worries. 

With economic data improving suddenly, stocks have secured a sharp rebound from the depths of the coronavirus downturn. However, uncertainty still reigns as states that have loosened restrictions and started to reopen see an uptick in Covid-19 cases. After a major rally for stocks in June, U.S. equities are cratering on Thursday on concerns about a second wave. 

This group of stocks will help investors "sleep at night," Bank of America equity and quant strategist Savita Subramanian said in a note to clients. 

Bank of America's "sleep at night" screen finds high quality defensive stocks. The Wall Street firm made a list for clients of S&P 500 stocks in the bottom quintile of GDP beta, meaning it is less sensitive to changes in the economic cycle. The stocks are also ranked B+ or better by S&P Quality Rank. 

Take a look at Bank of America's list here.