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 -1.12
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 0.74
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.14
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.05
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 1.45
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.50
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.29
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 0.74
AT&T Inc T:US 0.40
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US -0.34
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.27
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 1.99
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.11
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.39
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.40
MasterCard Inc MA:US 2.07
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.17
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.61
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.18
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.27
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.16
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -0.71
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.97
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 1.22
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.32
Ford Motor Co F:US 0.30
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -1.75
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.18
Cepheid CPHD:US 0.23
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.25
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.24
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.07
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.47
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.04
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 0.39
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.15
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 0.02
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.86
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US -0.42
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.52
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.39
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.98
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -1.50
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.98
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US -5.28
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 0.44
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.72
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 1.67
eBay Inc EBAY:US 1.44
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 0.47
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 1.61
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.21
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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.)