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 0.39
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.00
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.56
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.12
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.63
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.30
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.70
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.08
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.10
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.68
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.13
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.16
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.08
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.50
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.00
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.88
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US -2.37
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 3.54
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.96
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.39
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.46
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.60
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.23
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.80
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.14
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.31
Cepheid CPHD:US -1.73
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 3.12
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -0.41
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.26
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.02
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.22
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.71
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.43
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.27
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.41
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.65
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.04
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.27
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.38
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.43
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.83
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.16
AT&T Inc T:US -1.28
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.40
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.15
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.41
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.28
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.87
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.33
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.57
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.42
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -4.00
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.56
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.29
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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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