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 -0.14
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.49
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.81
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.43
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.31
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.76
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.89
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.16
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.96
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.37
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.03
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.10
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.01
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.25
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.15
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.86
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.02
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.82
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 1.21
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.09
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.48
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.25
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.45
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.37
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.20
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.36
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.09
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.77
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.43
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.20
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.65
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.29
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.63
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.23
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.50
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.38
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.22
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.00
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.64
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.54
AT&T Inc T:US 0.83
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.91
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.67
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.03
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.08
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.45
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.18
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.20
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.10
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.34
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.49
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.96
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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