Special Mention: Bank of America, -58.4%
Finally, honorable mention goes to a stock that barely missed the worst list, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). BAC shares were down 58.4% through the first 11 months of the year, which put it sixth on the worst list. The widely held stock was the poster child for financials — a sector that suffered mightily in an über-volatile 2011.
As of this writing, Jim Woods did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. Check out InvestorPlace.com’s other looks back at 2011 and ahead to 2012 here.