Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Yali Shi/Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US 1.03
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.71
VCA Antech Inc WOOF:US -2.24
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.36
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.80
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.02
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.51
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -2.51
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.07
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.73
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.49
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.90
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.41
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.28
MasterCard Inc MA:US 1.35
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.76
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US 3.42
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -2.36
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.86
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.00
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 2.99
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.14
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.73
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.39
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.18
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.05
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.72
Cepheid Inc CPHD:US -1.43
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.95
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.20
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.16
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.07
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.14
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.11
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.04
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.32
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 2.45
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.54
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -2.42
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -9.84
AT&T Inc T:US -1.20
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.41
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.24
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.05
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.25
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -1.39
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.55
Clicksoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.69
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.47
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.18
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.48
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.65
Apple Inc AAPL:US 8.20
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No. 7: Invesco Small Companies Fund

Style/Ticker: Blend, ATIAX

Managers: Robert Mikalachki, Virginia Au and Jason Whiting

Total return 2011: 7.9 percent

Assets: $844 million

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

International Rectifier (IRF), -29 percent

Brightpoint (CELL), +15 percent

Alliance Data Systems (ADS), +48 percent