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


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CAPS Rating

% Change

52-Week Range

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX)




$47.60 - 111.47

Discover Financial Svcs. (NYSE:DFS)




$20.25 - 32.17

State Street (NYSE:STT)




$59.13 - 73.76

Vornado Realty (NYSE:VNO)




$83.59 - 136.55

General Growth Prop. (NYSE:GGP)




$42.40 - 67.43

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

Our top gainer, copper and gold miner Freeport-McMoRan, is still rallying from last Thursday. Certainly that's great news for the momentum crowd, but we Fools prefer buy-to-hold stock stories. Are any of our large-cap leaders worth owning over the next three to five years?

We already know that Freeport could be. Yet none of the others have sufficiently impressed the more than 65,000 professional and amateur investors in our Motley Fool CAPS database. To the contrary -- many think you should short financial services specialist State Street and real estate trust Vornado. Here's some of the reasoning behind their one-star ratings.

Of State Street, investor glenvar writes:

State Street has exposure to $22 billion in asset-backed commercial paper conduits. This is the type of thing that has brought down one German bank and has other European banks reeling. The CP market has in effect dried up due to the risk in these asset-backed conduits.

All-Star jwfoster says of Vornado:

Massive REIT bubble. I bought this stock after [the] Sept 11 attacks when the yield was over 9%. Current yield is under 3%, fully taxable. It's a greater fools game with ZERO value at this price.

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