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 -0.22
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.47
VCA Inc WOOF:US 4.71
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.65
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.14
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.87
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.10
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.50
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 8.98
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.14
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.54
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.56
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.59
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.30
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.86
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.52
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.41
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.03
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.31
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.65
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.06
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.36
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.16
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.82
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.98
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.66
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.20
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.65
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.32
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 2.57
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -2.77
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.62
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.25
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 2.76
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 7.85
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.34
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.36
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.05
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -0.04
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.22
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.30
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.53
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.80
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.40
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.14
AT&T Inc T:US 0.06
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.12
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.64
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.67
Ford Motor Co F:US -2.94
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.26
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.23
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.51
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.09
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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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