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 1.80
Weight Watchers International Inc WTW:US 5.57
VCA Inc WOOF:US 2.94
Waste Connections Inc WCN:US 0.69
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX:CN 2.16
Teleflex Inc TFX:US 2.01
AT&T Inc T:US 1.65
Sears Holdings Corp SHLD:US 3.73
SBA Communications Corp SBAC:US 2.14
EchoStar Corp SATS:US 1.93
Perrigo Co PLC PRGO:US 3.50
VeriFone Systems Inc PAY:US 9.00
OM Group Inc OMG:US 4.56
National Oilwell Varco Inc NOV:US 2.69
Merck & Co Inc MRK:US 1.46
Lorillard Inc LO:US 0.05
KKR Financial Holdings LLC KFN:US
Kaiser Aluminum Corp KALU:US 0.68
Hexcel Corp HXL:US 1.11
H&R Block Inc HRB:US 3.86
HMS Holdings Corp HMSY:US 1.33
Herbalife Ltd HLF:US 1.02
GP Strategies Corp GPX:US 2.78
Finisar Corp FNSR:US 4.50
eBay Inc EBAY:US 0.83
DISH Network Corp DISH:US 1.80
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH:US -0.41
Cepheid CPHD:US 4.71
Cooper Cos Inc/The COO:US 3.00
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd CKSW:US -0.57
Brightpoint Inc CELL:US
Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc CBST:US 1.11
Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRK/A:US 1.99
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co BMY:US 2.60
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc BMRN:US 1.34
BioScrip Inc BIOS:US 4.40
Bank of America Corp BAC:US 3.23
Apollo Education Group Inc APOL:US 1.95
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc ALXN:US 2.45
American International Group Inc AIG:US 2.16
Assured Guaranty Ltd AGO:US 1.84
Alliance Data Systems Corp ADS:US 1.54
Whole Foods Market Inc WFM:US 1.41
Wells Fargo & Co WFC:US 1.93
Verizon Communications Inc VZ:US 2.00
United Continental Holdings Inc UAL:US 1.98
TJX Cos Inc/The TJX:US 0.52
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA:IT -1.68
Priceline Group Inc/The PCLN:US 2.82
MasterCard Inc MA:US 2.53
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM:US 2.29
International Rectifier Corp IRF:US -0.05
Ford Motor Co F:US 2.56
Apple Inc AAPL:US 2.50
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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