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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 1.56
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 5.59
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.83
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.03
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.83
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.35
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.20
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.95
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.00
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.45
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.67
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.01
AT&T Inc T:US 0.84
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 1.72
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.22
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.64
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.26
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.36
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.83
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.03
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.81
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.00
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.67
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.66
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.81
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.80
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 6.95
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.41
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.97
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.08
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.37
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.44
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.59
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.56
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.11
Cepheid CPHD:US 2.40
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.44
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.13
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.48
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.31
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.68
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.83
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.46
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.40
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.02
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 4.23
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.42
Apple Inc AAPL:US 2.79
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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