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 0.19
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -1.12
VCA Inc WOOF:US -1.15
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.98
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.63
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -3.46
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.37
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.12
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 3.42
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.69
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.60
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.86
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.93
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.33
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.35
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.58
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.64
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.05
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.68
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.18
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.52
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.49
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.11
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.40
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.00
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.45
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.65
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -1.92
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.00
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.01
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.67
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -1.23
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.00
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.31
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.25
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.66
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 2.24
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 1.20
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.56
American International Group Inc AIG:US -1.57
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.65
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.53
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.35
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.26
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.30
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.74
AT&T Inc T:US 0.11
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.20
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -1.47
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.69
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.80
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.85
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.65
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.27
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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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