This Week's 'Barron's' Roundup
Editor's note: Welcome to 'Barron's' Roundup. Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of 'Barron's.'
Top Picks From Six Stars: Barron's highlights stock picks from six established mutual fund managers who've proven themselves over time. Among the names mentioned are Wells Fargo (WFC), Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), Apple (AAPL) and Petrobras (PZE).
Bullish and Bearish: 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, there are bullish stories on Charles Schwab (SCHW), Apple and RSC Holdings (RRR).
Top Insider Purchases of the Week: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling. Barron's lists companies where managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' shares. There has been interesting activity in Oragenics (ORNI), Voxware (VOXW), H&R Block (HRB) and Kronos Worldwide (KRO).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Journal Communications (JRN), Conseco (CNO) and International Royalty (ROY).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Intel (INTC), McDonald's (MCD) and Art Technology Group (ARTG).
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