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 -0.07
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.20
VCA Inc WOOF:US 2.27
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.46
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.32
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.30
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.28
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.27
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.02
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.11
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.31
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.12
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.09
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.18
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.68
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.03
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.02
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.53
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.15
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.04
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.00
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.25
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.25
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.35
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.87
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.98
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.90
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.35
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.83
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.02
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.98
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.35
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.18
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.02
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.80
AT&T Inc T:US -0.40
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.32
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.61
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.35
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.74
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.85
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.20
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.58
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.19
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -2.00
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.14
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.38
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.89
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.22
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.44
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.77
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.28
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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.)