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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 -0.83
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.89
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.28
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -2.28
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -3.32
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.84
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.39
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 4.30
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 3.92
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.74
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.50
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.23
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.38
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 2.03
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.09
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.15
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.49
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.96
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -6.90
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -10.94
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.35
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.28
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.24
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -2.24
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.74
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.89
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.08
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.09
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.48
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.88
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.63
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 3.21
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.44
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.50
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.11
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.32
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -35.48
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.42
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.65
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.16
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.17
AT&T Inc T:US 0.17
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.30
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.71
MasterCard Inc MA:US -1.24
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.02
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.08
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.49
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.43
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.93
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.73
Apple Inc AAPL:US -1.50
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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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