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 0.49
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -1.01
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.20
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.94
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.10
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.70
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.01
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.75
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -0.60
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.25
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.39
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 1.09
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.54
OM Group Inc OMG:US 1.28
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.02
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.88
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.00
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.41
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.86
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -2.71
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 8.77
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -4.83
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.03
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.42
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.50
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.83
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.60
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 3.02
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -0.30
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.81
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.72
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.59
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 2.69
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.80
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.08
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.17
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.12
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.69
AT&T Inc T:US -0.40
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.42
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -1.20
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.48
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.11
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.08
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.71
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.56
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.33
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.18
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.48
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.44
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.26
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.01
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.07
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.12
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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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