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 2.08
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 2.39
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.20
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 2.64
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -3.37
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.54
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.16
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 0.31
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.11
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.46
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -0.40
AT&T Inc T:US 0.31
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 4.59
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.06
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.35
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.17
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.08
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.79
Vectra Co OMG:US
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 3.75
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.74
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.03
Lorillard LLC LO:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 2.06
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.52
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.64
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.74
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 2.99
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -2.00
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.27
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.94
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.73
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.06
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 2.35
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.49
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.32
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.99
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals LLC CBST:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.25
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.76
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 0.98
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 2.73
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.63
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.11
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.00
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.61
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.01
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.51
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.76
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.71
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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