This column was originally published on RealMoney on Feb. 28 at 3:25 p.m. EST. It's being republished as a bonus for TheStreet.com readers.Every pundit seems to be predicting that this year, after all the years of large-cap underperformance, is the year for large-caps to outperform small-caps. I don't agree; I believe small-caps will continue their torrid pace vis-a-vis the rest of the market. The best small-caps will always grow faster than the large-caps on their way to becoming large-caps themselves, and this will get reflected in the outperformance of the S&P 600 SmallCap index. The point worth heeding here is that certain large-caps are now cheaper than they have been in years, and even former growth wunderstocks are now in what is normally considered deep-value territory. Here are four stocks I like that fall into that category.
Wal-MartWal-Mart ( WMT) has done nothing but stagnate for shareholders for the past five years, as its chart clearly shows. However, if we had been shareholders of Wal-Mart during this period, we wouldn't necessarily be unhappy with our current prospects.
Wal-Mart has been stagnant for half a decade