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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 1.47
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -1.03
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.13
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.25
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.15
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.32
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.67
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.69
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.78
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.01
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.75
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.73
AT&T Inc T:US -0.11
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.62
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.98
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.19
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.61
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.74
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.80
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.03
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.66
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.44
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.74
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.19
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.54
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.25
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.70
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.01
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.39
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.62
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.53
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.83
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.44
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.07
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.28
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.16
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.03
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.68
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.70
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.41
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.29
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -2.10
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.39
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 3.21
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.16
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.75
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.47
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.16
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.34
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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