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 0.73
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.88
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.06
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.29
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -1.65
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.63
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.03
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.43
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.14
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.00
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.87
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.83
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.66
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.66
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.53
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.14
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.00
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.03
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.00
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.69
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 2.01
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.12
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.73
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.02
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.39
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.03
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 2.18
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.03
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.27
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.97
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.44
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.13
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.48
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.31
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.06
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 3.17
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.08
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.09
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.53
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.75
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.16
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.48
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.52
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.58
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -1.55
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.31
AT&T Inc T:US -1.64
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 4.93
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.77
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.84
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.52
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.49
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.18
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.59
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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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