Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.93
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 5.16
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.60
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 3.10
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.08
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.04
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.51
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.47
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.84
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.07
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.45
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.51
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.08
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.05
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.25
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.48
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.24
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.78
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.00
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.22
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.94
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.69
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.60
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.79
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.44
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.19
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.41
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.86
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.63
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.60
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.97
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.64
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.30
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.15
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.41
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.04
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.89
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.38
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.51
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.23
AT&T Inc T:US 0.20
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.67
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.75
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.18
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.53
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.00
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.05
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.06
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.66
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.53
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.36
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.71
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No. 2: Delaware SMID Cap Growth Fund

Style/Ticker: Growth, DFCIX

Managers: Christopher Bonavico and Ken Broad

Total return 2011: 11.9 percent

Assets: $1.1 billion

Top three holdings as of Sept. 30, with 2011 total return:

Weight Watchers International (WTW), +66.1 percent

Perrigo Company (PRGO), +56.8 percent

SBA Communications (SBAC), +0.98 percent

(Pictured: A Weight Watchers class in China.)