Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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

Photograph by Netflix Inc./ via Bloomberg

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Netflix Inc.

Industry: Internet

Total return: -62.2 percent

Netflix (NFLX) shares rose 442 percent from the beginning of 2010 until July 2011. That advance stalled when customers didn't like changes to the pricing and terms for Netflix's video-streaming and DVD-by-mail subscription services. The company lost 800,000 U.S. subscribers in the third quarter of 2011.