2012 stocks: Winners and losers on Wall StreetLoading
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    Expedia. Profits rose sharply at the online travel agency and the company paid a special dividend. Expedia gained 107 percent.
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    Hewlett-Packard. Where to start? The fallout from a disastrous acquisition combined with a faltering PC and printer business hit the stock hard. H-P slumped 47 percent.
    Paul Sakuma | Associated Press file, 2005
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    Netflix. The video streaming and DVD rental company had a wild ride in 2012, closing as low as $53 in September as it struggled to attract new subscribers and its earnings slumped. It went as high as $129 in February. The stock was on track to end 2012 with a gain of 29 percent at about $90 after billionaire investor Carl Icahn built a 10 percent stake in the company.
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    WALL STREET SECTORS: UPS AND DOWNS



    - Financials. The stocks of insurers and banks, led by Bank of America and Citigroup, gained 25 percent.
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    - Heath care. Drugmakers Eli Lilly and Merck (maker of the Fosamax osteoporosis drug pictured above) gained, pushing the industry up 14 percent.
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    - Telecommunications. Sprint surged after Japanese company Softbank said it was taking a big stake in the company. The industry advanced 12 percent. Picture: President Masayoshi Son of Softbank Corp., left, and Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse announce their $20.1 billion deal in Tokyo.
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    - Energy. Oil prices fell about 8 percent in 2012. Energy companies like, Chevron, BP and Exxon tracked mainly sideways. The sector rose 1 percent.
    LYNNE SLADKY | Associated Press
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