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 0.73
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.92
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.58
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.81
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.43
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.79
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.62
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.66
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.96
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.75
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 2.81
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.03
OM Group Inc OMG:US 2.08
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.09
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.18
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.49
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.33
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.49
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.00
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.79
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.11
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.88
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.41
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.13
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.60
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.22
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.01
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.00
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.92
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.91
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.89
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.08
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.06
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.95
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.29
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -2.36
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.40
AT&T Inc T:US 0.37
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.20
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.80
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.25
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.63
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.13
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.68
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -1.04
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.38
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.23
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 0.88
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.25
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.29
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.60
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.41
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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