Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2012: Better than Last Year’s Picks?

Fortune is out with their 10 Best Stocks for 2012. Is it worth creating a basket of stocks based on this list? Fortune’s 2011 selections have underperformed the market with a +2.1% return compared to a +7.8% return for the S&P through Nov. 30.

Here’s how¬†Fortune’s 10 Best Stocks for 2012 are performing now:

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): AAPL shares recently traded at $393.50, up $2.84, or 0.73%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $310.50 to $426.70. Volume today was 362,530 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 19,035,800 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.22, while trailing earnings are $27.68 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT): CAT shares recently traded at $93.60, up $0.68, or 0.73%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $67.54 to $116.55. Volume today was 151,671 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 10,116,600 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.31, while trailing earnings are $6.54 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE:EEP): EEP shares recently traded at $30.55, up $0.18, or 0.59%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $24.66 to $34.58. Volume today was 23,136 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 855,403 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 30.10, while trailing earnings are $1.01 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE:GT): GT shares recently traded at $14.19, up $0.26, or 1.87%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $8.53 to $18.83. Volume today was 39,381 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,456,070 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 26.32, while trailing earnings are $0.54 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL): HAL shares recently traded at $33.60, up $0.47, or 1.42%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $27.21 to $57.77. Volume today was 274,754 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 20,090,000 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 12.18, while trailing earnings are $2.76 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): INTC shares recently traded at $24.55, down $0.16, or 0.65%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $19.16 to $25.78. Volume today was 1,326,383 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 63,723,200 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.63, while trailing earnings are $2.31 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI): JCI shares recently traded at $31.73, up $0.29, or 0.92%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $24.29 to $42.92. Volume today was 62,920 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,114,720 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 13.46, while trailing earnings are $2.36 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT): LMT shares recently traded at $77.15, up $0.63, or 0.82%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $66.36 to $82.43. Volume today was 20,944 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 2,765,010 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 9.02, while trailing earnings are $8.55 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): MSFT shares recently traded at $25.67, up $0.27, or 1.06%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $23.65 to $29.46. Volume today was 1,762,560 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 56,315,200 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 9.33, while trailing earnings are $2.75 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY): RY shares recently traded at $47.80, up $0.15, or 0.31%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $41.40 to $63.59. Volume today was 22,116 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 1,099,830 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 15.08, while trailing earnings are $3.17 per share. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>