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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 -0.45
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.46
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.74
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.92
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.73
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.58
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.14
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.51
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -4.78
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.06
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -3.86
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.63
AT&T Inc T:US -0.36
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 3.60
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -1.14
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.67
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.31
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.05
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.17
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.59
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.98
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.43
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 1.90
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.05
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.83
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -2.20
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -2.53
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.40
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.13
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.35
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.85
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.21
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.29
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.20
Cepheid CPHD:US -5.14
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -2.34
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.93
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -3.37
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -6.09
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 3.23
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.00
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.26
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -2.09
American International Group Inc AIG:US -1.03
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.37
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.06
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.48
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -2.79
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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