Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

By Ben Steverman and Wei Lu - 2011-12-16T23:15:45Z

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Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 0.42
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.28
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.60
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.37
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.27
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 3.14
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.62
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.47
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.38
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.37
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.76
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.05
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.49
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.33
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.61
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.25
Lorillard Inc LO:US -1.07
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.80
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.10
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.23
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.09
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.30
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.33
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.20
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.91
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 2.49
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.77
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.40
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.92
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.31
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.58
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.08
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.10
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.59
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.13
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.02
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.07
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.74
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.42
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.88
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.54
AT&T Inc T:US 0.89
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -5.03
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.69
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.07
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.45
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.31
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.63
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.50
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.06
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.01
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.19
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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