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
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 5.95
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.19
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.66
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.40
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.41
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.47
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 2.27
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 2.96
AT&T Inc T:US -0.63
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.02
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 2.33
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.72
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.48
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.75
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 1.27
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.07
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.01
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.03
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.62
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.64
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.35
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.24
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 1.28
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.86
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -4.32
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.10
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.37
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.63
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.18
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.05
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.20
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.26
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.18
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.29
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.10
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.28
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.32
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.89
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.06
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -1.73
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.91
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.31
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 3.80
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.09
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.48
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.85
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.46
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.04
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.34
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.67
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.22
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.56
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.56
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.23
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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

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