Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 0.09
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.98
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.09
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.40
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.91
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.90
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.25
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.77
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 1.10
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.53
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.26
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.22
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.80
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.30
Vectra Co OMG:US
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 2.26
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.47
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.25
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 2.09
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.85
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.55
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.57
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.40
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.02
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.43
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.97
Ford Motor Co F:US 2.28
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.96
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.94
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.45
Cepheid CPHD:US 4.52
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.44
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals LLC CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.21
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.57
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.92
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 4.12
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.00
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.12
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.44
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.06
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.15
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.41
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.55
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.76
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.04
AT&T Inc T:US -0.19
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.64
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No. 4: Wells Fargo Advantage Growth Fund

Style/Ticker: Growth, SGROX

Managers: Thomas Ognar, Joseph Eberhardy and Bruce Olson

Total return 2011: 10.4 percent

Assets: $7.3 billion

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

Apple (AAPL), +21 percent

Whole Foods Market (WFM), +36 percent

Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), -6.5 percent