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 -1.01
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.08
VCA Inc WOOF:US -1.02
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.61
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -1.02
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -1.33
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.26
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.83
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.93
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -1.26
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.55
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.14
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.91
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.29
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.21
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.57
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.20
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.10
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.28
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.51
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.62
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.55
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.29
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.36
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.54
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.84
Cepheid CPHD:US -1.00
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.06
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -0.16
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -1.44
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.91
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.26
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.56
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.08
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -0.89
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.38
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.22
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.32
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.03
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.56
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.45
AT&T Inc T:US -0.34
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.02
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.21
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.21
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.19
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.88
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.98
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.95
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.29
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.06
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.03
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.55
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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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