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 -0.27
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.15
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.13
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.41
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.00
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.28
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.95
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.05
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.70
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.18
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.26
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.52
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.59
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.44
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.40
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.52
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.39
Lorillard Inc LO:US 1.65
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 1.21
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.31
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -2.11
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.74
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.53
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.87
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.20
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.40
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.54
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.59
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.79
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.49
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -1.43
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.53
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.24
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.74
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 2.43
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.00
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.27
American International Group Inc AIG:US -1.11
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.04
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.50
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 3.15
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.12
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.76
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.53
AT&T Inc T:US 2.64
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.05
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.93
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -13.53
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.53
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.70
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.19
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.03
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.64
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.65
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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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