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
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 3.17
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.15
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.20
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.32
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.14
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.71
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.06
AT&T Inc T:US 0.35
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.94
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 2.02
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.57
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.55
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.22
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.48
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.15
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.59
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.68
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.02
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 4.46
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 2.24
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.43
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.74
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.06
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.02
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.38
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.80
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.04
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -1.58
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.13
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.15
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.59
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.72
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.31
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.71
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.67
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.57
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.86
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.06
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.41
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.61
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.32
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.27
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.64
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.16
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -1.08
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.00
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.24
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.30
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.47
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.83
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.76
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.86
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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