Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

By Ben Steverman - 2011-12-14T19:18:53Z

Photograph by Mark Ovaska/Redux

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Cabot Oil and Gas Corp.

Industry: Oil exploration & production

Total return: 128.8 percent

On Oct. 27, Cabot (COG) reported that gas and oil production was up 39 percent from a year ago. The company also estimated production could expand 45 percent to 55 percent in 2012, a projection Global Hunter Securities analyst Dan Morrison called "eye-popping."