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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 2.65
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -2.12
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.63
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.42
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.00
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.83
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.62
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.28
AT&T Inc T:US -0.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 1.51
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.27
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.87
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.00
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.45
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.37
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.61
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.26
Lorillard Inc LO:US 2.30
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.01
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.02
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.72
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.16
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -3.47
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.13
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.20
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.83
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.43
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.75
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.58
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.85
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.40
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.39
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.58
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -2.40
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.40
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.42
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.70
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.29
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 4.28
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.20
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.77
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.19
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.20
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.75
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.35
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 11.45
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.71
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.08
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.26
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.80
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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.)