BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Blue chips led the rally last fall. And large-cap companies may keep climbing through the first quarter as the global economy rebounds. Here are five stocks to consider.

5. Medco Health Solutions ( MHS) is a pharmacy-benefit manager.

The numbers: Third-quarter net income increased 13% to $336 million, and earnings per share climbed 19% to 69 cents. Revenue grew 18% to $15 billion. Medco's operating margin was unchanged at 4%. A quick ratio of 1 reflects adequate liquidity. A debt-to-equity ratio of 0.7 indicates reasonable leverage.

The stock: Medco advanced 54% over the past year, outpacing major U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 27, a premium to health-care-service peers. Medco doesn't pay dividends.

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