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 -3.15
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -2.86
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.11
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.49
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -1.46
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.62
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.16
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.41
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -1.99
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.60
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -4.53
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -1.25
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.60
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.13
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.37
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -2.03
OM Group Inc OMG:US -11.67
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.11
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.33
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US -2.37
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.36
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.89
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.67
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.53
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.49
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.52
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.55
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.18
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.83
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.40
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.66
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.02
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.13
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -2.36
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -2.11
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.42
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.13
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.22
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -1.20
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.74
AT&T Inc T:US -0.67
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.61
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.67
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -2.43
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.09
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.23
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.35
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.70
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -1.28
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.46
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.57
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.54
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.05
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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.)