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Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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

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17 of 23

Alpha Natural Resources Inc.

Industry: Coal

Total return: -59.8 percent

Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) bought rival Massey Energy on June 14, months after an explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 people. In August, executives said they would have difficulty getting planned cost savings from the combination. In September, they warned that production would be lower than expected.