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 -0.47
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 2.87
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.03
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.33
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.85
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 4.43
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.48
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 0.74
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.03
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.09
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.67
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.64
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.03
Lorillard Inc LO:US -1.02
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.22
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.39
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.00
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.34
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.22
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.79
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.06
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.57
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.80
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.47
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.71
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.54
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.39
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.03
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.20
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.55
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.43
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.06
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.19
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.08
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.28
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.88
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.78
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.53
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.87
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.54
AT&T Inc T:US -0.87
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.47
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.33
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -1.38
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.04
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.40
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -3.34
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.00
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.17
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.08
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.39
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.18
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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