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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 0.87
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.08
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.81
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.27
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.26
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.95
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.08
AT&T Inc T:US 0.67
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.46
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.31
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.38
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.29
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.25
OM Group Inc OMG:US 2.87
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.48
Lorillard Inc LO:US -2.60
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 1.04
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 2.35
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -1.00
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.04
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.08
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.13
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.51
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.21
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.54
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.17
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.57
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.11
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.24
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.77
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.05
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.37
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.81
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.18
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.20
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 3.54
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.44
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -2.30
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.20
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.15
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 3.73
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.65
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.17
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.20
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.02
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 2.37
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 1.57
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 3.03
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.28
Apple Inc AAPL:US 2.53
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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.)