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 1.94
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.32
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.15
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 2.02
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.10
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.39
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.40
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.07
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.16
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.71
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.14
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.23
OM Group Inc OMG:US 2.67
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.08
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.30
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.09
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.00
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.24
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.21
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.09
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -2.02
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 8.45
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.84
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.33
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.27
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.02
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 3.02
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.85
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.17
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.77
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.09
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.41
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.12
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.13
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.25
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 3.00
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 5.00
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.75
AT&T Inc T:US -0.34
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.85
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.53
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.30
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.37
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -6.75
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.09
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.12
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.42
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.14
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.12
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.98
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.46
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.78
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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