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Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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

Photograph by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
8 of 23

VF Corp.

Industry: Apparel manufacturer

Total return: 63.8 percent

VF Corp. (VFC), the world's largest apparel maker, has acquired such prominent brands as Nautica and the North Face. Shares surged in June after the company made moves to buy Timberland Co. for $1.97 billion. VF said in October that it expects 2011 sales to rise 22 percent to 23 percent.