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 -0.55
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.23
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.56
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.16
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.13
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.60
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.88
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.16
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 3.71
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.06
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.51
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.09
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.04
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.37
OM Group Inc OMG:US 2.03
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.28
Lorillard Inc LO:US -1.22
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.90
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.39
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.09
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.88
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.98
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.85
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 3.07
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.50
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.23
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.66
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.85
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -1.58
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.38
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.93
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.18
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.40
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.00
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.34
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.21
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.38
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.01
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.21
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.20
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.05
AT&T Inc T:US -0.03
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.79
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.75
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.67
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.41
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.23
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.37
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.00
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.08
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.25
Apple Inc AAPL: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