Updated First Solar's business description and the language describing the CEO's departure.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- You can usually find attractive stocks in the laggards of a given year. That's not the case in 2011. The S&P 500 Index of the biggest U.S. stocks is barely break-even this year and there are many shares underperforming the broader market. Some of the weakest companies are being plagued by a limp economy, intense competition and poor leadership. Those stocks will take time to recover from their 2011 lows, especially given that the economy at home and abroad -- Europe and China, especially -- are going down. And for stocks with company-specific issues, there won't be an overnight turnaround. Of the bottom five stocks, I recommend only one: coal-mining company Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR). The stock is poised to rebound in 2012 as the integration of an acquisition takes hold in 2012 and coal prices increase.