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Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Al Hoch/The Janesville Gazette/AP

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -1.80
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -4.07
VCA Inc WOOF:US -3.20
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.92
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -4.39
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -2.06
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -2.41
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -2.88
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.28
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.32
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -3.25
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -3.35
AT&T Inc T:US -2.65
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -1.99
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -3.10
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -2.65
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.92
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -2.67
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -3.87
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.07
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.32
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -2.45
MasterCard Inc MA:US -3.59
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -2.05
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -4.13
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -3.09
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -3.15
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -6.41
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -4.08
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -2.41
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -2.46
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.08
eBay Inc EBAY:US -2.32
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.05
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -2.72
Cepheid CPHD:US -3.57
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -1.85
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -2.17
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -2.14
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -3.57
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.06
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -4.65
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -2.70
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.78
American International Group Inc AIG:US -2.67
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.82
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -1.86
Apple Inc AAPL:US -4.47
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No. 8: Putnam Equity Spectrum Fund

Style/Ticker: Blend, PYSAX

Manager: David Glancy

Total return 2011: 7.8 percent

Assets: $325 million

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

DISH Network (DISH), +44 percent

EchoStar Corporation (SATS), -7.6 percent

Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST), +78 percent