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 0.32
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.79
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.11
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.44
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.12
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.89
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.75
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.23
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.63
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.49
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.10
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.68
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.41
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.71
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.29
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.79
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.90
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.41
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.05
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.33
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.15
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.44
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.32
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.30
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.30
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.51
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.70
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.18
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.85
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.98
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.15
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.13
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.48
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.86
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.17
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.30
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.65
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.71
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.82
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.04
AT&T Inc T:US 0.75
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -9.40
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.79
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.08
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.07
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.26
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.28
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.31
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 2.40
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.18
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.40
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.76
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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.)