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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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Special Mention: Bank of America, -58.4%

Bank of AmericaFinally, 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’s other looks back at 2011 and ahead to 2012 here.

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