Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 1.15
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 7.39
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.96
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.38
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.66
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.17
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.08
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.56
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.36
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 2.43
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.48
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 2.90
OM Group Inc OMG:US 3.63
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 3.09
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.19
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.18
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.08
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 3.51
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.60
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 3.41
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.73
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 3.19
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 2.13
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.86
Cepheid CPHD:US 3.19
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.92
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 6.65
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 4.73
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.27
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.93
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.34
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.10
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.67
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.67
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.98
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.86
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.19
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.73
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.14
AT&T Inc T:US -2.43
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 4.45
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 2.02
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.10
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.06
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.78
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.91
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.32
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.77
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.22
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.52
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 7.30
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.79
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No. 6: Federated Strategic Value Dividend Fund

Style/Ticker: Equity Income, SVAAX

Managers: Walter Bean and Daniel Peris

Total return 2011: 10.1 percent

Assets: $4.9 billion

Top three holdings as of Sept. 30, with 2011 total return:

Verizon Communications (VZ), +12 percent

AT&T (T), +4.4 percent

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), +30 percent