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 0.74
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -1.36
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.35
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.00
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.70
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.18
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.19
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.55
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.14
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.38
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.26
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.65
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.84
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.26
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.68
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.93
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.51
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -4.67
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -4.30
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.28
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.42
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -2.45
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.04
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -2.74
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.03
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.30
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.14
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.91
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -6.21
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -4.75
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.41
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.82
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.94
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.41
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 3.04
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.59
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.77
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.11
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.04
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.08
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.14
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.63
AT&T Inc T:US -0.17
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.17
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.55
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.56
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.22
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.17
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.23
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.00
Apple Inc AAPL:US 2.61
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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.)