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 0.51
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.85
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.96
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.64
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.07
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.93
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 2.10
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.08
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.40
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 3.90
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 2.11
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.16
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 3.47
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 2.88
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.83
OM Group Inc OMG:US 2.07
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.73
Lorillard Inc LO:US 1.29
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 2.04
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.20
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.98
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.07
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.24
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.14
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.28
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 3.06
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.50
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 3.66
Cepheid CPHD:US 7.85
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.49
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 2.71
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.07
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 2.01
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 3.89
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.32
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.59
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 2.27
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.53
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 2.04
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.74
AT&T Inc T:US 1.87
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.27
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.85
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 2.51
Ford Motor Co F:US 2.15
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 4.16
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 2.27
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.99
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.79
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 3.63
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.59
Apple Inc AAPL:US 2.30
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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.)