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 0.92
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.66
VCA Antech Inc WOOF:US -1.75
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 2.46
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.47
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.08
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -9.28
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.88
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.76
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.32
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.32
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.52
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.35
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.41
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.41
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.22
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.01
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.74
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.97
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US 3.17
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -2.48
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.67
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.13
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 3.18
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.54
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.46
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.53
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.55
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.13
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.74
Cepheid Inc CPHD:US -1.56
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.58
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -3.06
Clicksoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.80
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.17
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.40
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.29
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.20
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.40
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 1.04
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.41
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.12
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.22
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.71
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -2.60
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -2.51
AT&T Inc T:US -1.23
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.19
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.18
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.52
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.05
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.27
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.12
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.68
Apple Inc AAPL:US 8.55
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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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