Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

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Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.89
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 5.29
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.50
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 3.29
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.22
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.16
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.50
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.53
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.02
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.29
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.56
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.07
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.11
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.81
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.46
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.24
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.98
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.00
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.13
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.19
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 1.13
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.05
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.65
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.70
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.00
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.40
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.94
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.31
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.86
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.39
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -1.11
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.60
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.79
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.89
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.66
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.15
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.22
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.21
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.84
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.40
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.44
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.59
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.05
AT&T Inc T:US 0.26
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.67
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.13
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.14
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.53
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.00
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.51
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.52
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.51
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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