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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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#3 Worst: MEMC Electronic Materials, -63%

MEMCSolar stocks were among the worst performers in the entire market in 2011, as the sector’s cause was hurt by the high-profile bankruptcy of politically connected firm Solyndra. MEMC Electronics Materials (NYSE:WFR), once a darling of the clean-tech investing wave, powered down a dismal 63% loss in 2011.

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