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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 -0.72
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.37
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.74
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.27
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.51
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.48
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.64
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.77
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -4.61
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.89
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -3.40
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.27
AT&T Inc T:US -0.12
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.74
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.98
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.74
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.12
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.12
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.00
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.49
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.97
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -2.60
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.06
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 1.19
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.10
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.59
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -1.75
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -3.16
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.96
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.65
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.43
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.92
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.25
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.34
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.26
Cepheid CPHD:US -5.29
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -2.23
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.48
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -3.36
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -5.41
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 4.30
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.26
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -2.71
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.86
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.03
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.01
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.55
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.03
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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