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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 -0.83
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.89
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.28
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -2.28
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -3.32
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.84
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 0.39
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 4.30
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 3.93
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.74
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -0.50
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.30
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.23
OM Group Inc OMG:US 0.38
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 2.03
MasterCard Inc MA:US -1.24
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.09
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.15
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 0.02
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.96
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -6.90
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -1.35
Finisar Corp FNSR:US -0.28
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.24
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -2.24
Cepheid CPHD:US -2.74
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.89
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.09
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.88
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US -1.63
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 3.21
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.11
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US -0.32
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -35.48
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -0.42
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.65
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.16
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.57
AT&T Inc T:US 0.17
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US -0.71
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.49
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -10.94
eBay Inc EBAY:US -1.08
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.49
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.48
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -1.43
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -0.93
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.50
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.73
Apple Inc AAPL:US -1.50
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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.)