Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 4.01
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 4.47
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.64
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -1.11
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -1.26
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -7.13
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.77
AT&T Inc T:US -0.66
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -1.19
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -1.75
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.91
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.35
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.35
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.49
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.28
MasterCard Inc MA:US -1.25
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.31
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.59
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -2.51
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.73
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.46
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.32
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 11.44
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.05
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -1.67
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.18
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.40
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.39
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.39
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.31
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 5.76
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.79
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.09
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.75
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.75
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.68
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -4.78
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.86
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -2.02
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.43
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.92
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.33
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.52
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -1.12
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.59
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.60
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.68
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.03
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.48
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.49
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.26
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -1.02
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.53
Apple Inc AAPL:US -1.78
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No. 3: Delaware Select Growth Fund

Style/Ticker: Growth, DVEAX

Managers: Jeffrey Van Harte and team

Total return 2011: 10.5 percent

Assets: $518 million

Top three holdings as of Sept. 30, with 2011 total return:

Apple (AAPL), +21 percent

MasterCard (MA), +69 percent

Apollo Group (APOL), +26 percent

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