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 -0.52
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.45
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.44
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.70
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -1.11
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.91
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.34
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 3.34
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -1.06
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.75
EchoStar Corp SATS:US -1.19
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.07
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -1.14
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.04
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.60
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -1.36
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.91
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.67
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.82
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.04
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -6.19
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -0.86
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -1.53
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -1.10
Cepheid CPHD:US -1.00
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -1.18
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -7.64
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.87
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -0.52
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -3.48
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.20
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -0.69
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.00
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.76
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.56
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.78
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US -0.87
AT&T Inc T:US -0.35
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -1.63
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.69
MasterCard Inc MA:US -1.27
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.39
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.83
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -1.76
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.91
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.44
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 4.14
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.21
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -3.96
American International Group Inc AIG:US -0.92
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.23
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.51
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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.)