Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

By Ben Steverman and Wei Lu - 2011-12-16T23:15:45Z

Photograph by Alexander Raths/Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.48
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.93
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.33
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.37
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.04
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.02
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.03
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.64
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.86
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.35
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.28
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.36
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.98
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.43
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.45
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.55
Lorillard Inc LO:US -1.21
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.03
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.15
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.98
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.09
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.04
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.56
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.60
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -3.94
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.99
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.44
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.86
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.50
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.77
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.35
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.16
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.43
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.50
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.13
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.04
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.07
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.53
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 2.74
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.50
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.39
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -2.13
AT&T Inc T:US 0.59
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.93
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.07
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.10
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.44
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.73
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.12
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.90
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.91
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.43
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No. 5: Artisan Small Cap Fund

Style/Ticker: Growth, ARTSX

Managers: Craigh Cepukenas, Andrew Stephens, James Hamel and team

Total return 2011: 10.2 percent

Assets: $325.5 million

Top three holdings as of Nov. 30, with 2011 total return:

Cepheid (CPHD), +52 percent

LKQ Corporation (LKQX), +32 percent

HMS Holdings (HMSY), +39 percent