Tuesday's 5 Large-Cap Leaders

Each day, The Wall Street Journal publishes a list of large-cap winners. Here are Tuesday's best:

Company

Currently Fetching

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

% Change

52-Week Range

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)

$104.96

****

2.55%

$82.70 - $107.33

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK)

$168.88

***

2.29%

$139.20 - $180.30

Aflac (NYSE:AFL)

$55.94

****

2.06%

$42.50 - $57.44

Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB)

$36.35

**

2.05%

$34.70 - $42.65

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR)

$51.02

*****

1.53%

$40.23 - $51.48

Sources: The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, Motley Fool CAPS.

Our top gainer, defense contractor Lockheed Martin, appears to be up after winning a $178 million NASA contract. That's interesting, but we Fools want buy-to-hold stock stories. Are any of our large-cap leaders worth owning over the next three to five years?

Diversified electronics supplier Emerson Electric could be. The more than 65,000 professional and amateur investors rating Emerson in our Motley Fool CAPS database give it five stars. Here's some of the reasoning behind the rating.

CAPS All-Star Chiefsarebest writes:

Great long-term investment (now) with excellent management ... survived the idiocy displayed ... during the dot com bubble. The short-term thesis is that this is a good late cycle company and earnings will hold up better than consensus and thus will outperform.

Investor wealth4life adds:

The global economy will help with the profitability of this company as more of [its] services are used in foreign companies. The design, supplies, and engineering services will help build infrastructures in foreign nations.

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See you back here tomorrow for more of the best of the biggest.

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