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 0.62
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.40
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.87
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.39
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -3.75
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.68
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.17
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.54
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.03
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.04
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.79
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.61
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.57
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.68
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.80
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -5.96
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.43
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.97
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.03
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.03
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.66
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.19
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.32
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -2.41
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.90
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.77
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.50
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.71
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.15
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.00
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.21
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.29
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.38
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.31
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.38
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.09
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.58
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.53
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.37
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.10
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 8.18
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 2.54
AT&T Inc T:US 0.71
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.09
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.84
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.30
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.57
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.66
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.32
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.41
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.35
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.06
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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.)