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The contestants and their picks: Final standings Add to ...

This year’s final standings of The Globe and Mail’s My One and Only stock-picking contest capture what was a monumental year for U.S. stocks. Six of eight stocks outperformed the S&P 500 Index – no small feat considering the benchmark rose by 30 per cent.

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The contestants and their picks: Final standings

CompanyTickerYTD Total Rtn %Contestant
ProMetic Life Sciences Inc.PLI-T222.8%Robert McWhirter, president, Selective Asset Mgmt. Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Co.HPQ-N113.9%Brian Pinchuk, portfolio manager, Lorne Steinberg Wealth Mgmt. Inc.
Baidu Inc.BIDU-Q89.5%Nelson Cheung, portfolio manager, Formula Growth Ltd.
Neptune Technologies and BioressourcesNTB-T53.2%Alex Ruus, portfolio manager, BluMont Capital Corp.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.ALXN-Q51.4%Stephen Rogers, portfolio manager, Horizons Investment Mgmt. Inc.
Flextronics International Ltd.FLEX-Q33.7%Benj Gallander, president, Contra the Heard investment newsletter
Granite REITGRT.UN-T8.0%Gail Bebee, author, No Hype: The Straight Goods on Investing Your Money
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.CLF-N-25.8%David Sherlock, portfolio manager, McLean & Partners Wealth Mgmt. Ltd.
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