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 -0.04
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 3.23
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.58
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.69
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.22
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.71
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.22
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.69
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.14
AT&T Inc T:US 0.48
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.18
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.76
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.71
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.23
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.04
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.01
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.95
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.32
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.36
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.17
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.41
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.37
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.13
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.02
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.02
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.52
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.82
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.47
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.75
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.03
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.81
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 3.45
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -3.05
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.99
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 2.17
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.83
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.04
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.93
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.18
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.00
VCA Inc WOOF:US 6.56
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.93
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.73
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 11.68
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.17
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.76
Ford Motor Co F:US -4.13
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.62
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.41
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 6.97
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.25
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.08
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.89
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.07
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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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