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 0.84
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 1.45
VCA Inc WOOF:US 1.17
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.70
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 1.93
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.47
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.71
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.40
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 4.53
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 2.33
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.96
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 2.24
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.86
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 0.29
OM Group Inc OMG:US 1.04
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 0.17
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.61
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.08
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.93
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.58
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.24
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 0.59
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 1.66
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.07
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 3.02
Cepheid CPHD:US 8.70
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.65
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 2.85
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 0.10
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 3.54
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.32
American International Group Inc AIG:US 1.11
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.24
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.75
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.50
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.82
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 1.30
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.29
AT&T Inc T:US 1.87
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.54
MasterCard Inc MA:US 0.81
Lorillard Inc LO:US 1.05
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.81
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.51
Ford Motor Co F:US 1.18
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 3.59
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.32
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 1.33
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 0.70
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.42
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.05
Apple Inc AAPL:US 1.46
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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.)