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 1.96
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.73
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.10
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.18
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.37
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.27
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.62
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.80
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.25
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.57
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.19
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.04
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.21
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.96
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.17
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.60
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.20
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.29
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.06
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.46
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.29
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.52
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.45
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.24
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.25
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.58
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.43
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.13
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.06
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.04
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.24
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.37
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.95
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.57
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.17
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.75
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.16
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.40
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.35
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.58
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -2.13
AT&T Inc T:US 0.26
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.55
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.61
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.15
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.22
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.63
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.17
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.16
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.34
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.84
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.15
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.44
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.16
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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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