Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.
Baby Boomer Plays: This Barron's article says that baby boomers are a growing force at 77 million, and companies that ignore this group will be doing so at their own peril. Among the stocks mentioned are Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Target (TGT) and Walt Disney (DIS).
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 Peabody Energy (BTU), AVI BioPharma (AVII) and Assured Guaranty (AGO).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on Yum! Brands (YUM) and Calavo Growers (CVGW).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Calpine (CPN), Facet Biotech (FACT) and WSFS Financial (WSFS).
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' stocks. There has been interesting activity in Sandridge Energy (SD), Chelsea Therapeutics International (CHTP), Seachange International (SEAC) and Metro Bancorp (METR).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Jefferies Group (JEF), Iron Mountain (IRM) and Abbott Labs (ABT).
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