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 -0.41
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -1.38
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.27
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.14
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.14
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.31
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.52
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.75
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.02
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.13
AT&T Inc T:US -0.03
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.68
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.47
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.56
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.30
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.24
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.23
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.61
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.30
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.54
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.55
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.64
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US -2.37
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.60
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.15
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.34
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.93
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.61
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -3.10
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.20
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.17
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.74
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.60
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.56
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.43
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.60
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -0.93
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.00
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.98
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.69
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.40
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.42
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.21
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.02
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.20
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.63
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.15
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.75
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.37
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.02
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 47.10
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.31
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.80
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.00
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.24
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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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