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5 Best and Worst S&P 500 Stocks of 2011

A look at the biggest stock duds and market heroes of the year

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#1 Worst: Monster Worldwide, -69.5%

Monster Worldwide MWWTopping the list of worst S&P 500 stocks is employment solutions services firm Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW). The company’s shares were down 69.5% in 2011, making a truly monstrous showing for shareholders. A persistently high unemployment rate still close to 9% has really hurt a job site like Monster, and until the employment picture in the overall economy improves, look for MWW shares to continue being cellar dwellers.

Of course, it’d be hard to compile a “worst” list without this special mention …

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