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 1.11
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -2.72
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.37
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.58
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.96
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.40
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.49
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.71
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.75
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.00
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.34
AT&T Inc T:US -0.57
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.99
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.64
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.92
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.34
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 2.39
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.86
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.53
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.76
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.03
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.34
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.02
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 1.13
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.67
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.32
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.47
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.68
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.89
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.28
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.67
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.14
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.86
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.08
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.92
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.58
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.12
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.71
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.60
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.37
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.03
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.94
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.00
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.16
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.14
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.23
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.08
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.19
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.63
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.76
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.31
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.11
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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.)