10 Best-Performing Mutual Funds of 2011
The $310 million mid-cap value fund Putnam Equity Spectrum (PYSAX) boasts a return of 14.6% this year.
Its top holding, EchoStar (SATS), at 15% of the fund, is up 42% this year. The company operates a digital set-top box business for use by the cable TV industry, and a satellite-services business, which owns or leases eight orbiting satellites that lease capacity to businesses and government agencies.Dish Network (DISH), which is 14.3% of the portfolio, is up 45% this year. It provides broadcast services to 14.2 million customers in the U.S. via a network of owned and leased satellites. It acquired video-rental chain Blockbuster out of bankruptcy this year. United Continental Holdings (UAL), at 6.4% of the fund, is up 0.7% this year. It is the largest U.S. airline and operates nearly 6,000 daily flights, domestically and internationally.
The $991 million Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund (DFCIX) has advanced 14.2% this year, including 3.9% over the past three months. Weight Watchers International (WTW), at 6.5% of the fund, is its largest holding. Its shares are up 95% this year. The company offers a variety of weight-management products and services that encourage healthy weight loss through exercise, nutrition and portion control. Polycom (PLCM), the second-largest holding of the fund at 5.3%, is up 51% this year. It makes voice- and video-communications equipment. Shares of Terradata (TDC), which make up 2.4% of fund assets, are up 40% this year. The company is focused on developing and commercializing data warehousing solutions for large corporations and government agencies.
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