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 0.36
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 3.06
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.98
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.33
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -1.06
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.19
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.17
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.49
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.13
AT&T Inc T:US 0.09
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.75
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.43
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.43
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.44
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.22
OM Group Inc OMG:US 4.52
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 2.76
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.55
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.89
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.10
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.07
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 2.96
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.99
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.16
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.04
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.60
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.49
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.30
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.07
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.65
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.36
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.41
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.92
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.62
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.19
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.57
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.51
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.30
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.04
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.23
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -1.38
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.06
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.26
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 2.00
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.02
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.73
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.05
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.68
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.84
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 3.58
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.40
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.77
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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