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 -0.24
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.04
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.47
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.18
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.25
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.33
AT&T Inc T:US 0.15
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 1.27
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.15
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.72
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.93
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.13
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.03
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.38
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.26
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.01
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.43
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.21
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.14
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.10
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.63
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.05
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.71
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -2.35
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.91
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.37
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.45
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.19
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.01
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.12
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.52
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.26
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.45
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.60
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.46
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.55
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.62
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 0.77
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.02
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 3.29
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.43
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.15
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.13
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.97
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 47.21
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.29
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.65
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -2.14
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.10
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.46
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.50
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.04
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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.)