Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

By Ben Steverman and Wei Lu - 2011-12-16T23:15:45Z

Photograph by Richard Sheinwald/ Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.51
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.26
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.15
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.51
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.18
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -1.46
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -1.04
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.37
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.54
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.06
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.49
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.86
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.42
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.14
OM Group Inc OMG:US 1.91
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.70
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.48
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US -2.37
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.16
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.05
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.15
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -0.04
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.26
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.66
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.23
eBay Inc EBAY:US 4.59
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 0.46
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 0.52
Cepheid CPHD:US -1.52
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 1.03
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.25
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.32
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 0.97
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -2.35
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 1.97
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.34
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.00
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.03
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.41
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.86
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.87
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.17
AT&T Inc T:US 0.26
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -6.48
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.76
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.23
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.27
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.94
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 6.42
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.35
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 3.09
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.97
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.05
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No. 9: SunAmerica Focused Dividend Strategy Portfolio

Style/Ticker: Equity Income, FDSAX

Managers: Brendan Voege and team

Total return 2011: 7.6 percent

Assets: $1.1 billion

Top three holdings as of Sept. 30, with 2011 total return:

Lorillard (LO), +41 percent

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), +30 percent

H&R Block (HRB), +30 percent

(Pictured: An H&R Block tax office.)