Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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

Photograph by Dave Cruz/Bloomberg

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Humana Inc.

Industry: Medical-HMO

Total return: 63.8 percent

Humana (HUM), the second-largest managed-care provider for the U.S. Medicare program, hit its highest price in four years on Oct. 31 after forecasts and earnings beat analyst estimates. Third-quarter earnings were $2.54 per share, 51 cents more than estimated by analysts estimated in a Bloomberg survey.