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 -1.72
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.49
VCA Inc WOOF:US -2.01
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -1.31
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -2.78
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -3.14
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.96
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.91
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.47
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -2.22
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.53
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.22
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -2.48
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.32
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.84
MasterCard Inc MA:US -1.21
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.23
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.00
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.29
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.91
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.60
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.59
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.54
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.92
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.53
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -2.36
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.09
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.41
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.42
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -0.29
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -1.92
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.44
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -1.37
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.33
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.98
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.60
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.72
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.98
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.14
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.03
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.52
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.51
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.55
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.75
AT&T Inc T:US 0.07
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.14
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -2.54
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.17
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.26
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -3.15
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.57
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.77
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -2.59
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.22
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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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