This Week's Barron's Roundup
Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.
Barron's 12 Stocks That Could Bounce In 2008: This Barron's column highlights 12 stocks that performed poorly in 2007 but that might do well in 2008. Barron's selected names that have depressed valuations and are trading at or near book value. Among them are Starbucks (SBUX), Bear Stearns (BSC) and Kohl's (KSS).
J.P. Morgan Investment Management Real Estate Stock Picks: Barron's interviews Scott W. Blasdell, senior portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Blasdell oversees the (JIRSX)JPMorgan International Realty Fund and the (URTLX)JPMorgan Realty Income Fund. Blasdell's picks include Simon Property Group (SPG) and Boston Properties (BXP).
Barron's 29 Small-Cap Tech Stocks At Bargain Prices: Barron's "Technology Trader" column discusses Los Angeles-based investment boutique B. Riley, which created the Cash-Rich Technology Stock Index. The index looks for cash-rich small- and mid-cap stocks in the technology sector. Some of the stocks that made the index this year were LookSmart (LOOK), OpenTV (OPTV) and Endwave (ENWV).
Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like MGM Mirage (MGM), California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI) and Conseco (CNO).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on SunPower (SPWR), Target (TGT), YRC Worldwide (YRDW) and Time Warner (TWX).
Top Insider Purchases of the Week: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling. Barron's lists stocks where insiders are buying, and we build a portfolio with those stocks. There has been interesting activity in Lion's Gate Entertainment (LGF), Darden Restaurants (DRI), Hercules Offshore (HERO) and Jabil Circuit (JBL).
Barron's Summaries: Each week, Barron's publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week's issue includes bullish stories on Prologis (PLD) and MRV Communications (MRVC).
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