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Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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

Photograph by George Frey/Bloomberg

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Genworth Financial Inc.

Industry: Multiline insurance

Total return: -50.8 percent

Genworth (GNW), an asset manager and insurance company, saw its U.S. mortgage insurance business continue to weigh on its shares. On Nov. 28, shareholders recovered some of their 2011 losses when Citigroup analyst Colin Devine said investors were overly worried about the risk of a Genworth bankruptcy. "Insolvency is not a legitimate threat," he wrote.

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