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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 0.50
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -4.21
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.55
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.46
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.02
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.65
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.09
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.99
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.22
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.27
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.23
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.80
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.15
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.17
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.20
Lorillard Inc LO:US -1.65
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.31
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.95
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -4.22
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -2.50
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.08
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.54
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.25
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.28
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.96
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.61
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.94
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.87
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 3.38
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.10
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -2.42
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.79
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.77
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.61
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.04
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.31
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.94
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.09
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.63
AT&T Inc T:US 0.00
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.68
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.51
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.21
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.50
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.32
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.48
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.58
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.01
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.42
Apple Inc AAPL:US -1.66
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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.)