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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 1.44
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.31
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.02
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.15
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.24
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.32
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.82
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.69
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.36
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 1.39
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.67
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.73
AT&T Inc T:US 0.18
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -2.58
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.17
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.19
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.56
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.06
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.88
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.18
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.63
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.23
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.81
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.60
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.41
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.68
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.44
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.12
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.83
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.27
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.95
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.57
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.23
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.90
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.29
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.05
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.33
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.16
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.84
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.74
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.38
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.83
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.12
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -2.56
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.06
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.37
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 3.25
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.40
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.85
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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