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


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Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG)





J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)





BlackRock (NYSE:BLK)





Progressive (NYSE:PGR)





Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC)





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

Our top gainer, Harley-Davidson, was up for reasons not yet reported. So be it. We Fools prefer buy-to-hold stock stories anyway. Are any of our large-cap leaders worth owning over the next three to five years?

Omnicom, a multi-national advertising and marketing holding company, could be. The 65,000 professional and amateur investors in our Motley Fool CAPS give the stock four of five stars. Here's some of the reasoning behind the rating.

Investor jawbox, an Omnicom employee, writes:

Recent stock split makes it more enticing to smaller investors. While not as much at the forefront of the interactive space like WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY), their media-buying arm, OMD, has won a passel of awards this year. The Chicago office has brand behemoths McDonald's and Anheuser-Busch, two companies doing very well lately and who spend billions on marketing.

Fool redtee adds:

Core business is now being challenged by Interpublic (NYSE:IPG) and other ad holding companies. However, it's proven to be resilient in holding on to its clients.

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