Escalating geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe have spurred market turbulence as of late. Barclays recommends a list of stocks to ride out the volatility. Indeed, since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. and other nations have issued sanctions on Russian banks and leaders. Officials from Russia and Ukraine held a round of negotiations near the Belarus border on Monday . "A significant escalation of the Ukraine crisis was not priced into markets, and the situation is impossible to predict. However, we think right now is likely to be the point of maximum uncertainty and therefore maximum stress on the market," Barclays said in a note to clients on Sunday. The bank screened for stocks with volatility that ranks in the bottom quartile of the S & P 500. The names also have buy ratings from Barclays' analysts with more than 10% upside to their 12-month price targets. Take a look at the list here. The bank's list is studded with defensive stocks, especially consumer staples and energy names. The theory behind defensive stocks is that even in harder economic times, people will still pay for health-related items like medications and hospital visits. Plus, households and businesses will always need water and electricity, and consumers will still purchase goods like toothpaste and laundry detergent. Food companies McDonald's , Keurig Dr. Pepper and Coca-Cola are some low volatility names that Barclays recommends. Big box retailer Walmart is another name that typically doesn't trade as uniformly with the major averages. Energy stocks CenterPoint Energy , Sunoco , Sempra Energy, Xcel Energy also made Barclays' list. Energy stocks have risen alongside the price of oil during the Russia-Ukraine conflict. — with reporting from CNBC's Michael Bloom.
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Escalating geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe have spurred market turbulence as of late. Barclays recommends a list of stocks to ride out the volatility.