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 -0.86
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.04
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.45
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.65
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 5.24
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.43
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.67
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.87
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.48
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.12
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.32
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.55
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.49
MasterCard Inc MA:US -2.82
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.31
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.24
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -3.05
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.52
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.12
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.81
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.11
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.04
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.56
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.11
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.10
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -1.55
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.03
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.39
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.86
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.23
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.06
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.23
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.75
American International Group Inc AIG:US -1.56
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.64
VCA Inc WOOF:US 2.62
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.46
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.02
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.31
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.16
AT&T Inc T:US 0.28
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.37
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.55
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.17
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.34
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.40
Ford Motor Co F:US -1.19
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.39
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.49
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.79
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.82
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.30
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.88
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.10
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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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