Wednesday's 5 Large-Cap Leaders

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

Company

Currently Fetching

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Change

52-Week Range

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP)

$35.73

***

3.36%

$28.99-$41.85

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI)

$29.46

***

3.33%

$25.08-$40.99

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC)

$32.92

***

2.46%

$30.77-$44.00

Tyco Electronics (NYSE:TEL)

$34.54

***

2.28%

$32.00-$41.28

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN)

$56.08

***

2.19%

$48.30-$77.00

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

Our top gainer, cosmetics seller Avon, pleased investors when it announced job cuts and a revised restructuring plan. I'd call that interesting if it weren't so chilling. Nevertheless, we Fools want buy-to-hold stock stories. Are any of our large-cap leaders worth owning over the next three to five years?

Not according to the ratings of the more than 65,000 professional and amateur investors in our Motley Fool CAPS database. For them, none of today's top stocks merits more than three stars out of a possible five.

Yet I remain intrigued by IAC/InterActiveCorp. CEO Barry Diller recently told analysts that low double-digit growth appears sustainable -- an impressive feat for a business that produces $6.5 billion in annual revenue. CAPS investors say that's a function of the company's properties.

All-Star sleepyseth writes:

This company has so many powerful brands that it would be very hard for them to not do well. Some of the brands do not seem so connected, but they provide a lot of diversification and make this much safer than a traditional Internet play.

Investor bugolfer adds:

Just buy it. Upside potential much greater than the downside risk. They could buy up to 20% of the shares outstanding with all the cash on the balance sheet.

Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know what you think by signing up for CAPS today. It's 100% free to participate.

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

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