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
LKQ Corp LKQ:US -2.93
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US -15.53
VCA Inc WOOF:US 0.56
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 0.00
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.59
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 0.90
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.57
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 1.36
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 3.05
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 1.00
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 0.30
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 2.57
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US -0.57
OM Group Inc OMG:US -0.28
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US -2.20
MasterCard Inc MA:US 7.36
Lorillard Inc LO:US -0.02
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US -0.74
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US 0.25
Hexcel Corp HXL:US -0.17
H&R Block Inc HRB:US -0.03
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 0.23
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 0.78
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 5.67
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 0.01
DISH Network Corp DISH:US -0.16
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US 1.63
Cepheid CPHD:US 1.12
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 0.67
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US 1.86
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US -0.40
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 2.92
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US -0.94
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 3.48
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 1.18
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 0.44
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.48
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 0.03
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 0.35
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US -0.59
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT 2.44
AT&T Inc T:US -0.03
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 0.15
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 0.85
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US -0.05
Ford Motor Co F:US -0.65
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.55
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.08
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 7.42
Bank of America Corp BAC:US -0.06
American International Group Inc AIG:US 0.84
Apple Inc AAPL:US -0.78
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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