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 -0.04
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 2.91
VCA Inc WOOF:US 7.63
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.71
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.50
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.43
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.63
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.14
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.16
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.02
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.76
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.38
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.17
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.18
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.53
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.58
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.45
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.26
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.54
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 2.01
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.72
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.98
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.59
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.44
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.57
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.50
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 3.27
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -3.05
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.71
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.90
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 7.61
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.40
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.58
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.52
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.07
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.71
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.22
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.20
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.05
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.93
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.35
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.85
AT&T Inc T:US 0.80
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 11.60
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.09
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.46
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.08
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.75
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.32
Ford Motor Co F:US -4.29
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.94
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.43
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.30
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.14
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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

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