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2006's Value Creators and Destroyers

What were the year's biggest winners and losers?

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The end of the year is always a time of reflection, and investors often take this time to look back on the individual joys (and agonies) of their performance in the past 12 months. As we've done before, we've examined the dollar changes in stock market values to derive our value creators and destroyers for the year.

How the Screen Works
There are always problems with these types of screens, and knowing the potential weaknesses is important when interpreting the results. To find the market capitalization for both Dec. 31, 2005, and Dec. 22, 2006, we took the number of shares outstanding at the end of 2005, adjusted for any splits, and multiplied it by the market price at each date. However, we've slightly changed our methodology this time around to better account for acquisitions.

Jaime Peters does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.