Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

By Ben Steverman and Wei Lu - 2011-12-16T23:15:45Z

Photograph by El Nuevo Dia/GDA/

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.15
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.36
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.16
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.66
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.84
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.56
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.31
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 2.14
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.59
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.38
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.06
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.38
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.70
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.22
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.08
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.10
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.99
Lorillard Inc LO:US 1.02
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 1.44
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.42
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.77
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 2.27
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -3.09
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.05
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.70
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.29
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.98
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.18
Cepheid CPHD:US 3.98
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.18
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.14
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 2.99
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.20
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 3.02
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.92
American International Group Inc AIG:US 2.75
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.15
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 3.00
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.19
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.16
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.08
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.00
AT&T Inc T:US 1.31
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -4.18
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 2.03
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.08
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.15
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.74
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 2.44
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.64
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.81
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.46
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The Top Performer: Sequoia Fund

Style/Ticker: Value, SEQUX

Managers: Bob Goldfarb and David Poppe

Total return 2011: 12.1 percent

Assets: $4.7 billion

Top three holdings as of Sept. 30, with 2011 total return:

Valeant Pharmaceutical (VRX), +63.3 percent

Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK/A), -3.3 percent

TJX Companies (TJX), +42 percent