Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

By Ben Steverman and Wei Lu - 2011-12-16T23:15:45Z

Photograph by Paul Taggart/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 0.02
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -3.14
VCA Inc WOOF:US -1.23
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.00
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.44
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.09
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.05
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -1.40
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.89
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.14
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.35
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.15
OM Group Inc OMG:US -2.95
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.56
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.81
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.71
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.51
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.13
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.10
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.10
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -2.73
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.77
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 3.16
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.71
eBay Inc EBAY:US 7.54
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.66
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.90
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.02
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.55
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.90
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.23
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.15
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.00
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.32
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.27
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.55
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.07
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.46
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.35
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.48
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.40
AT&T Inc T:US 0.03
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.31
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.21
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.22
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.15
Ford Motor Co F:US -2.12
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.20
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.02
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.24
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.28
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.64
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Royce Opportunity Fund

Style/Ticker: Value, RYPNX

Managers: Boniface Zaino and Bill Hench

Total return 2011: -14.5 percent

Assets: $1.6 billion

Top three holdings as of Sept. 30, with 2011 total return:

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (KALU), -6.4 percent

OM Group (OMG), -41 percent

Hexcel Corp. (HXL), +34 percent

(Pictured: Aluminum stacked for shipping.)