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 -0.40
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.54
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.80
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.35
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.82
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.70
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.54
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.07
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.57
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.12
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.65
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.06
OM Group Inc OMG:US 1.36
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.68
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.23
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.49
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.05
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.07
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.45
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.46
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.20
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 3.37
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.06
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.62
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.00
Cepheid CPHD:US -1.65
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.60
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.49
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.19
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.37
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.83
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.85
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.25
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.35
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.29
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.67
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.48
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.71
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.87
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.83
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.10
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -2.52
AT&T Inc T:US 0.32
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -7.15
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -1.06
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.79
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.49
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 6.63
eBay Inc EBAY:US 4.66
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.10
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 4.12
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.01
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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