TSC Ratings provides exclusive stock, ETF and mutual fund recommendations using proprietary tools. Our "safety-first" approach aims to reduce risk while achieving performance on a total return basis.The following large-cap companies have market values of more than $10 billion and receive "buy" recommendations from TheStreet.com Ratings' proprietary quantitative model, which considers more than 60 factors. The stocks are ordered by their potential to appreciate. McDonald's ( MCD), of course, franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants worldwide, offering hamburgers, coffee and other beverages. The numbers: First-quarter revenue declined 10% to $5.07 billion but net income increased marginally to $980 million and earnings per share jumped 7% to 87 cents as the net margin remained strong at 20%. A 32% decline in the cash balance to $1.98 billion is a weakness. But a quick ratio of 1.3 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82 indicate a conservative financial position. The stock: McDonald's has declined 8% in 2009, underperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index. But over a one-year period, McDonald's is flat while the Dow has dropped 27% and the S&P 500 has fallen 29%. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 15 and offers a dividend yield of 3.5%. Oracle ( ORCL) develops and sells database, or so-called middleware and application software worldwide. The numbers: Fiscal fourth-quarter revenue declined 5.2% to $6.9 billion as net income fell 7.2% to $1.9 billion. But earnings per share decreased just 2.5% on a lower share count. The operating margin improved 63 basis points to 43% as the net margin shed 57 basis points to 28%. The company holds nearly $13 billion of cash reserves, amounting to a quick ratio of 1.9. And its debt-to-equity ratio is conservative at 0.41. The stock: Oracle has increased 14% in 2009, outperforming all major U.S. indexes. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 18 and doesn't consistently pay dividends.