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Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Bram Janssens/Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -1.43
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.49
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.78
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.35
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.83
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -3.30
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.47
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.39
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.41
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.76
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.37
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.05
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.17
OM Group Inc OMG:US -2.12
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.48
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.86
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.15
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.90
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.40
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -1.22
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.60
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.87
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.97
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.75
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.16
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.53
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.59
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.87
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -0.72
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.16
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.06
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -3.70
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.40
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -1.01
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -3.49
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.10
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.85
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.61
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.38
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.07
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -1.75
AT&T Inc T:US -0.12
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 6.55
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.69
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -1.11
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.52
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.67
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.60
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.17
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.49
American International Group Inc AIG:US -1.09
Apple Inc AAPL:US -2.20
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A Tough Year for Stockpickers

Blame it on volatility, bad news from Europe or plain old poor stock picking -- 2011 was tough on mutual fund managers.

In 2010 almost every professionally managed stock mutual fund provided a positive return, and the average fund handily beat broad stock indexes. That wasn't the case this year, when more than two-thirds of stock mutual funds lost money. Bloomberg Rankings analyzed the performance of more than 500 U.S.-based retail equity mutual funds. Our ranking begins with the best-performing funds, followed by those with the worst showing.

Note: The ranking excludes sector or index funds, as well as those with assets of less than $250 million or a minimum initial investment of $100,000 or more. All performance figures are from the beginning of 2011 through Dec. 2. Top holdings use the most recent data available.

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