Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Chip Chipman/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -1.06
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.57
VCA Antech Inc WOOF:US -0.29
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 4.22
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -1.72
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.52
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.50
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.93
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.33
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.72
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 4.41
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.73
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 3.94
OM Group Inc OMG:US 2.06
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.25
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.30
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.38
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US 3.15
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.87
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 3.01
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -3.32
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.70
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 1.31
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.80
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.45
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.57
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.75
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.92
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.29
Cepheid Inc CPHD:US -0.55
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.59
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -0.38
Clicksoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.53
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 4.70
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.65
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.06
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.27
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.24
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.64
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.05
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.57
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 2.37
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.00
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.44
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.22
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.13
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 4.64
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.49
AT&T Inc T:US 0.64
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.91
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.42
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.98
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.95
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.37
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.10
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No. 10: Value Line Emerging Opportunities Fund

Style/Ticker: Growth, VLEOX

Manager: Stephen Grant

Total return 2011: 7.2 percent

Assets: $270.9 million

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

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), +66 percent

Waste Connections (WCN), +20 percent

Ansys (ANSS), +16 percent

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