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


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CAPS Rating

% Change

52-Week Range

ProLogis (NYSE:PLD)




$51.64 - 72.08

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)




$61.54 - 87.18





$15.20 - 21.39

Vornado Realty (NYSE:VNO)




$83.59 - 136.55

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG)




$45.67 - 75.87

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

Our top gainer, real estate investment trust ProLogis, rose on news that it had completed a sales-leaseback transaction with a division of Japanese electronics giant Matsushita (NYSE:MC). That's interesting, 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?

Not so far as the more than 65,000 professional and amateur investors in our Motley Fool CAPS database are concerned. But, as with Vornado yesterday, many among the CAPS contingent also believe that Gap is a stock worth shorting. Here's some of the reasoning behind its one-star rating.

Investor moneymaven777 writes:

The Gap is out of style. I can't think of one kid in my family or their circle of friends who even walks in the store. Last time I went [into a] Gap was 20 years ago and [I] walked right out because of the gaudy, low selection of colors and expensive prices. Savvy shoppers will pass this store right by.

NetscribeRetail adds:

On the human resource front, the company has removed about 100 people and is actively headhunting for a CEO to give direction to [its] ailing business. Also, the company has appointed Patrick Robinson as design chief to recover from the past merchandising miscues. However, Gap seems to take a long time to recoup from failures ...

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