7. FIDELITY ADVISOR EQUITY GROWTH (EQPGX)
Return: 17.2%Assets: $3 billion Manager: Jason Weiner, since November 2006 Top stocks: Apple (AAPL - Get Report), 6.6%, Cisco (CSCO), 4.7%, and Qualcomm (QCOM), 3.8% Big winner: Verisign (VRSN) provides Web-naming services, acting as the exclusive registrar for .com, .net, .name and few other Internet domains. It accounts for 0.9% of the portfolio, and has jumped 44% this year. Strategy: With 177 stocks, a third of them in the top 10, and an annual turnover of 135%, Weiner is an active manager who quickly weeds out the slow performers. Computer hardware is the largest sector, at 19.2%. Next is industrial materials, at 13.5%. The portfolio includes everything from Starbucks (SBUX), comprising 1% of the fund and up 43% this year, to Goodrich (GR), one of the world's largest suppliers of components and services to the aeronautics industry, at 0.09% of the fund and up 36%. The only two losers in the top 25 are Cisco (CSCO), down 20%, and Google (GOOG - Get Report), down 7%.