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


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J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)





General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP)










ProLogis (NYSE:PLD)





Discover Financial (NYSE:DFS)





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

Our top gainer, retailer J.C. Penney, is 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?

CSX, a railroad operator, could be. There are 444 investors in our Motley Fool CAPS who believe that CSX will outperform the market, while 23 rate it as underperform. Here's some of the reasoning behind the ratings.

Investor Killim1 writes:

This is one of the largest rail companies in the U.S. They increased their dividend by 25% and continually buy back stock. Operating cash flow has been positive for the last three years.

CAPS participant breaktrack adds:

As the highways become more and more congested each and every year, business will keep realizing that the rail system is an efficient way to transport goods around the country. My father still says that this country will make a huge mistake if it ever gets rid of the train system. If we ever have another world war on two fronts this country will learn again how important the rail system is.

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