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 0.17
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.94
VCA Inc WOOF:US -1.78
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -2.10
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.42
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.24
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.24
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.41
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.83
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -1.56
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -4.45
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.03
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.88
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -3.14
OM Group Inc OMG:US -2.85
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.63
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.61
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.54
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.95
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.03
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.66
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.77
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.84
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.21
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.17
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.27
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.28
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.87
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -2.21
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.86
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.25
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.69
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -1.12
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -2.13
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.85
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -2.12
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.39
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.20
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.46
American International Group Inc AIG:US -1.87
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.62
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -2.23
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.39
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.91
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -1.11
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -3.61
AT&T Inc T:US -0.66
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.89
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.37
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.43
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.85
Apple Inc AAPL:US -1.59
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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