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 0.15
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.73
VCA Inc WOOF:US -1.89
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -1.83
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -1.12
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.24
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.08
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.14
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.20
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -1.31
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -3.92
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.67
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -3.26
OM Group Inc OMG:US -3.20
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.05
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.81
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.25
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.68
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.05
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.61
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -1.61
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -2.44
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.27
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.49
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.54
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -1.52
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.89
Cepheid CPHD:US -1.16
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.46
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 1.28
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -1.49
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -2.40
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.27
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -2.43
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.03
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.35
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.68
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -0.66
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.83
American International Group Inc AIG:US -1.96
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -2.17
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -2.27
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.68
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -1.18
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -2.82
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.41
AT&T Inc T:US -0.79
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.81
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.96
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.78
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.35
eBay Inc EBAY:US -2.07
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.99
Apple Inc AAPL:US -1.56
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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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