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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 0.00
VCA Inc WOOF:US -2.79
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.47
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -3.94
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -1.01
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -2.46
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -2.46
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.00
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.07
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -2.53
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -3.35
AT&T Inc T:US -2.50
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.52
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -2.66
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.28
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.24
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.94
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -2.30
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.54
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.18
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -2.60
MasterCard Inc MA:US -2.57
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -2.33
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -3.73
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -2.45
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -2.26
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -4.50
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -3.34
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.71
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.10
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.46
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.29
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.20
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -2.29
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.17
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -1.79
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -2.18
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -1.46
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -3.19
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.00
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -3.92
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.18
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.29
American International Group Inc AIG:US -3.10
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.03
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.57
Apple Inc AAPL:US -2.29
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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