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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 0.27
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.40
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.15
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.71
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.13
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.16
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.27
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.66
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.13
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.33
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.18
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.58
AT&T Inc T:US 0.07
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 5.76
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.38
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.11
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.23
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.87
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.91
OM Group Inc OMG:US
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.60
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.67
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.10
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.85
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.15
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.32
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.97
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 2.00
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.62
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.81
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.16
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.21
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.76
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.03
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.17
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.08
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.70
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.17
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.10
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.27
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.00
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.06
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -3.21
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.40
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.19
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.07
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.46
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.50
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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