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 0.88
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 5.06
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.03
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.04
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 3.91
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 5.84
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.43
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.84
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.21
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.83
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.85
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 2.39
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.31
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.27
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.77
Lorillard Inc LO:US 1.33
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.35
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.38
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.55
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.07
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 1.23
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.70
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.41
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 2.05
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.29
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.24
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.04
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.28
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.82
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 2.20
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.17
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.28
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.78
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.89
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 1.55
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.36
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.51
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.69
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.01
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.85
AT&T Inc T:US 0.59
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 23.06
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.64
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.06
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.67
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.77
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.07
eBay Inc EBAY:US 2.61
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.43
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.31
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.51
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.09
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.49
Apple Inc AAPL:US 2.14
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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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