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 -2.24
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -4.20
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.38
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.97
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.49
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.09
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.73
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.32
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -1.48
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.60
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.31
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.71
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.18
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.76
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.28
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.40
OM Group Inc OMG:US -10.97
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.06
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.12
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.15
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US -2.37
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.10
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.08
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.05
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.37
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.05
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -3.53
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.37
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.23
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.57
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.44
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.49
Cepheid CPHD:US 3.00
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.61
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.92
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.25
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.61
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.60
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.21
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.40
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.77
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.47
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.08
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.13
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.22
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.14
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -1.08
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -1.17
AT&T Inc T:US -0.73
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.11
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -2.06
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.32
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.55
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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.)