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 0.07
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.82
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.82
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.38
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.12
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.64
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.32
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.83
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.43
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.19
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.78
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.06
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.57
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.08
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.37
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.82
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.30
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.08
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.98
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.63
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.40
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.47
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.54
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.07
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.16
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.72
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.33
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.01
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.60
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.44
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -1.16
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.48
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.46
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.78
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.22
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.59
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -0.51
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.41
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.38
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.38
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -2.67
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.46
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.33
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.69
AT&T Inc T:US 0.55
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.89
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.05
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.15
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.00
eBay Inc EBAY:US -2.36
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.72
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.62
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.30
Apple Inc AAPL: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

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