Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

By Ben Steverman and Wei Lu - 2011-12-16T23:15:45Z

Photograph by Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.82
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 2.90
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.36
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 2.20
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.55
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.35
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.17
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.83
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.97
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 1.14
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.19
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.54
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 2.81
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.47
OM Group Inc OMG:US 1.39
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.53
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.19
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.08
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.40
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 1.03
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -4.05
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.34
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.68
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 25.45
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.45
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.36
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -1.12
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 2.27
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.18
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.62
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 2.11
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.14
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.72
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.27
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.82
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.13
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.47
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.22
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.59
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -2.37
AT&T Inc T:US -0.06
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.21
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.74
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.74
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.68
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.68
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.20
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.41
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.00
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.85
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.74
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.83
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Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund

Style/Ticker: Growth, ITHAX

Managers: Saul Pannell and Frank Catrickes

Total return 2011: -14.3 percent

Assets: $12.7 billion

Top three holdings as of Oct. 31, with 2011 total return:

Ford Motor Co. (F), -35 percent

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), -22 percent

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA), -22 percent