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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 2.65
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -2.12
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.63
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.42
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.42
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.00
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.83
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.62
AT&T Inc T:US -0.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 1.51
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.27
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.87
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.00
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.45
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.20
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.37
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.61
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.26
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.77
Lorillard Inc LO:US 2.30
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.01
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.72
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.16
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -3.47
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.20
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.83
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.20
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.43
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.75
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.75
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.58
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 1.94
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.85
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.35
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.40
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 11.45
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.39
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.71
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.08
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.07
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.58
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.26
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -2.40
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.40
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.70
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.29
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 4.28
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.04
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.02
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.13
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.19
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.80
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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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