Best and Worst Stocks of 2011

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

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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Range Resources Corp.

Industry: Oil exploration & production

Total return: 57.2 percent

Range Resources (RRC) shares surged in October on speculation that another energy producer may want to buy the company, which owns 1.2 million net acres of the Marcellus Shale natural gas field.