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 -0.89
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.10
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.08
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.16
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.55
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.21
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.48
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.55
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.05
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -1.13
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -1.25
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -0.64
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.45
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.10
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.95
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.78
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.24
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.20
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.07
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.12
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.25
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.71
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.03
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 2.08
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.41
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.72
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.16
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.42
eBay Inc EBAY:US 2.98
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.51
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.62
Cepheid CPHD:US -0.62
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -1.77
CONMED Corp CNMD:US 0.35
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.24
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -1.89
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.59
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.83
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.16
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -2.05
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.20
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US -0.93
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -2.53
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.43
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.42
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.99
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -2.33
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.21
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -1.24
AT&T Inc T:US -1.00
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.92
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 0.45
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.33
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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