Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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

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MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.

Industry: Semiconductors

Total return: -62.0 percent

MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR) is contending with a downturn in two of its end markets, the solar and semiconductor industries. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg estimate that revenue will drop 13 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2012, while the company posts a loss of 4 cents per share.