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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
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.32
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 4.00
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.05
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -2.64
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.07
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.82
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.38
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.44
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 3.42
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.66
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.57
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.62
AT&T Inc T:US -0.23
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -10.02
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.43
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.45
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.16
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.25
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.65
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.24
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.75
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.15
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.04
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.94
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.00
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.66
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.78
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -19.62
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.39
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -6.73
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -2.41
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.74
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.75
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.56
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.35
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.74
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.08
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.04
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.23
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.46
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.62
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.39
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.62
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.48
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.87
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.05
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.02
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.60
Apple Inc AAPL:US -2.36
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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.)