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 0.98
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 3.53
VCA Inc WOOF:US -1.16
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.39
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.74
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.95
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.51
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.40
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.40
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 2.35
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.57
OM Group Inc OMG:US 3.03
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.06
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.10
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.05
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.27
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 3.10
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.99
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.58
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.89
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.28
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.26
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.50
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.14
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.26
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.31
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.14
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 2.00
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.66
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.32
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.52
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.06
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.21
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.40
AT&T Inc T:US 0.03
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.36
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.45
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.76
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 2.45
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.31
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.33
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.24
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.59
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.56
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.20
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.78
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.52
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.28
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.74
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.43
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.33
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.34
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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