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 -0.59
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.51
VCA Antech Inc WOOF:US -0.29
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.86
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.40
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -1.38
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.76
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.56
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.21
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 4.81
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.95
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.80
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.46
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.32
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.82
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.95
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.88
MasterCard Inc MA:US -1.84
Lorillard Inc LO:US -1.03
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US -0.33
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.21
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.55
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.69
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.56
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.91
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.41
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.38
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.49
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.08
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.06
Cepheid Inc CPHD:US -2.39
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.64
Clicksoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.21
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -2.35
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.18
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -4.11
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.99
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.37
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.82
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.08
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.37
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.89
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.69
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.81
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.81
AT&T Inc T:US -3.25
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.87
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.17
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.87
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.05
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.14
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.06
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.75
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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