BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Contrarians, rejoice: Last year's most beaten-down stocks are among the biggest winners this year. And investors are buying them to chase the rally.But nothing's changed, professional investors say. U.S. large-cap stocks that pay a dividend remain as attractive as they have been over the past year. For example, stocks like Netflix ( NFLX) and Bank of America ( BAC), brutalized last year, are among the top performers on the S&P 500 this year. Meanwhile many of 2011's strong dividend winners, such as Philip Morris ( PM) and Pfizer ( PFE), are underperforming the broader market this year.