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 0.00
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 3.47
VCA Inc WOOF:US 6.44
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.77
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.80
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.27
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.59
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.14
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.85
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.41
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.37
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.32
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.09
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.22
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.28
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.62
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.11
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.12
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.08
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.58
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.67
Ford Motor Co F:US -4.31
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.56
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.29
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.46
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.54
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -2.63
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.49
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.82
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 6.17
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 3.17
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.75
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.31
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.03
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.87
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.75
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.10
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.79
AT&T Inc T:US 0.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 11.07
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.20
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.33
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.62
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.46
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.76
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.28
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.52
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.26
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.18
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.08
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.58
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.02
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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