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 2.89
VCA Antech Inc WOOF:US 1.80
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.57
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.09
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.67
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.00
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.17
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.01
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.20
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.27
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.22
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.73
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.35
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.36
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.51
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US 1.54
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.56
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 1.72
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 2.05
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.43
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 4.30
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 2.01
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.40
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.30
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.89
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.15
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.33
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.85
Cepheid Inc CPHD:US 0.02
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.09
Clicksoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.19
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 2.48
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.33
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.46
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.28
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.74
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.43
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.54
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.08
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 2.22
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.55
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.20
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.39
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.74
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.94
AT&T Inc T:US 0.90
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 5.87
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 1.51
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.86
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.29
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.44
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 2.44
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.71
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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