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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 0.40
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 3.18
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.11
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.24
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.24
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.25
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.52
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.34
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.91
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.18
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.55
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.16
AT&T Inc T:US -0.56
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.62
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.14
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.47
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.47
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.32
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.29
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.12
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.70
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -2.56
MasterCard Inc MA:US -1.37
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.21
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.06
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.79
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.83
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.53
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.44
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.29
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.40
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.07
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.42
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.30
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.80
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.77
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.05
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -1.63
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.96
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.01
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.81
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.55
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.96
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.08
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.87
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.32
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.87
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.34
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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