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Ranking the 10 Best Stocks for 2012 — Through Q1

See how our expert picks have panned out in three months

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InvestorPlace 10 Best Stocks for 2012Back in December, InvestorPlace launched a feature in called 10 Best Stocks for 2012, in which experts picked a buy-and-hold investment they thought would deliver market-beating returns over the next 12 months.

After three months, things are looking pretty good. Eight of the picks ended the first quarter in the black, six topped the Dow Jones’ 8% returns and half were able to trump the 12% gains enjoyed by the S&P’s 500 — the index’s best performance since 1998!

Still, while most of the list is coming up roses, one stock that enjoyed modest gains midway through the first quarter has slipped to last place with double-digit losses.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how these 10 stocks have held up at the quarter-way point. Here’s a recap of InvestorPlace‘s 10 Best Stocks for 2012:

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