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 -2.37
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.69
VCA Antech Inc WOOF:US 0.98
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.61
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.34
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 4.67
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.60
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.21
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.57
AT&T Inc T:US 1.18
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 2.16
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.02
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.75
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 3.63
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 3.75
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.72
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.37
MasterCard Inc MA:US 2.47
Lorillard Inc LO:US 1.04
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US 4.99
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.11
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.84
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.73
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 2.43
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.60
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.87
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.80
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 3.90
Cepheid Inc CPHD:US 3.14
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.98
Clicksoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.64
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.17
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 5.43
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 3.75
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.59
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.01
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 2.61
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.77
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.64
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.38
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.09
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.32
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 3.08
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.45
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.47
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 2.22
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.82
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.76
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.95
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.59
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.50
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.10
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.20
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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.)