Best and Worst Mutual Funds of 2011

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

Photograph by Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -0.93
VCA Inc WOOF:US -0.31
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US -0.20
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN -0.38
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.82
Teleflex Inc TFX:US -0.11
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 1.13
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 2.79
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 0.47
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.57
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US -1.31
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US -0.30
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.30
OM Group Inc OMG:US -1.61
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -0.33
MasterCard Inc MA:US -0.51
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.62
LKQ Corp LKQX:US
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.68
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.16
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 0.33
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US -1.11
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US -1.56
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US -3.02
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.25
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.60
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.65
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.40
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US -0.68
CONMED Corp CNMD:US -0.74
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 0.00
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US -2.23
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.30
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US -0.74
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.52
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -1.34
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.19
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US -1.61
ANSYS Inc ANSS:US 0.18
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US -1.08
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.61
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 0.11
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -0.41
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US -1.60
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US -0.31
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US -0.09
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 2.31
AT&T Inc T:US -0.03
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.65
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.02
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 47.16
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.21
eBay Inc EBAY:US -0.84
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.13
Apple Inc AAPL:US 0.27
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Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund

Style/Ticker: Growth, ITHAX

Managers: Saul Pannell and Frank Catrickes

Total return 2011: -14.3 percent

Assets: $12.7 billion

Top three holdings as of Oct. 31, with 2011 total return:

Ford Motor Co. (F), -35 percent

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), -22 percent

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA), -22 percent

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