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The Top 15 Metals Stocks of 2011

It's been a pretty rough year for stock investors, with the S&P basically ending flat in 2011. While the general market went nowhere last year, quite a few stocks poured in monster performances.

After a volatile year, gold was up 10% going into the last week of 2011, while silver was down 4%. Copper was one of the largest losers, with a 34% drop. Most gold and silver miners have been lagging their respective metals.

While the metals didn't move up much this year, some miners have made up significant ground. Here's a list of this year's top 15 performers in the metals and mining industry:



YTD Return

1 Haynes International (Nasdaq: HAYN  )  35.6%
2 Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK  )  35.2%
3 Carpenter Technology  33.9%
4 Royal Gold (Nasdaq: RGLD  )  26.7%
5 Randgold Resources (Nasdaq: GOLD  )  26.4%
6 First Majestic Silver (NYSE: AG  )  24.0%
7 Allied Nevada Gold  21.5%
8 Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY  )  21.4%
9 Harmony Gold Mining  21.2%
10 Franco-Nevada  17.3%
11 Fortuna Silver Mines  17.2%
12 Central GoldTrust  13.0%
13 Extorre Gold Mines  11.7%
14 Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI  )  9.8%
15 AngloGold Ashanti  8.8%

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Only includes companies listed on U.S. exchanges with a market capitalization greater than $500 million.

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