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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 -0.53
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 8.07
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.40
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.31
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.53
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.19
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.34
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.55
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 4.56
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.16
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.27
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.17
AT&T Inc T:US -0.34
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.70
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.54
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.65
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.08
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.14
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.45
OM Group Inc OMG:US 3.97
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -4.98
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.21
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.30
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.20
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.28
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.03
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.91
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.12
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -3.72
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.10
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.34
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.54
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.15
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.86
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.94
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.19
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.06
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.00
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.21
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.03
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.38
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -3.82
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.53
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.85
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.55
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.37
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.07
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.06
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.35
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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