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 0.35
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -1.01
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.33
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.06
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.14
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -2.00
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.98
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 3.55
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.69
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -2.86
OM Group Inc OMG:US 1.66
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.38
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.46
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 1.83
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.20
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.62
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.14
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.37
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.31
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.24
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 4.52
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.13
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.28
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.36
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.32
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.02
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.67
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.76
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 4.48
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.93
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.50
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.19
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.22
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.59
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.09
AT&T Inc T:US -0.25
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 3.84
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.24
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.57
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.22
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.44
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.79
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.73
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -3.27
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.00
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.13
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.34
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.35
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.43
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.03
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.31
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.80
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.43
11 of 23

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

Advertisement