Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

By Ben Steverman and Wei Lu - 2011-12-16T23:15:45Z

Photograph by Eric Millette/Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.07
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.11
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.33
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.86
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.82
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.09
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.75
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.79
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.38
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.13
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -2.01
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.59
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.26
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.57
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.12
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.63
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.33
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.28
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.21
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.03
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.23
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 2.90
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.03
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.40
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.45
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.37
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.58
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.19
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.66
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.07
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.12
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.99
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.32
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.53
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.15
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.98
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.10
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.01
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.47
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.44
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.34
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -2.00
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.38
AT&T Inc T:US -0.40
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -1.34
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.57
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.44
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.70
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.77
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.19
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.44
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.12
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Parnassus Small-Cap Fund

Style/Ticker: Value, PARSX

Managers: Jerome Dodson and Ryan Wilsey

Total return 2011: -13.2

Assets: $663 million

Top three holdings as of Oct. 31, with 2011 total return:

Finisar Corp. (FNSR), -44 percent

VCA Antech (WOOF), -15 percent

Teleflex (TFX), +13.5 percent