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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
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -1.06
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.02
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.54
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -1.11
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.19
AT&T Inc T:US -0.09
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.69
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.03
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.68
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.09
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.11
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.97
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.19
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.11
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.16
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.36
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.16
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.88
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.38
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 2.07
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.60
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.28
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.24
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.08
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.55
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.15
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -3.84
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.93
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.07
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.28
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.17
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 0.03
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.28
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.37
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.01
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.86
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.27
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.38
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.15
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.08
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.28
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.45
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.21
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.20
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.33
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.52
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.81
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.57
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.79
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.59
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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.)