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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 1.32
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 4.92
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.49
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.06
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.98
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.34
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.29
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.48
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.23
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.20
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.66
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.01
AT&T Inc T:US 0.74
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 1.76
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.32
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.07
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.04
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.01
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.47
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.06
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.35
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.17
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.92
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.18
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.91
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.92
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 7.22
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.56
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.94
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.33
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.13
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.44
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.34
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.30
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.96
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.30
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.12
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.42
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.51
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.03
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.68
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.58
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.11
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.34
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 4.44
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.24
Apple Inc AAPL:US 2.32
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.09
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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.)