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Stockpickr: Barron's Roundup

The promise of stem-cell research, insider buying at Microsoft and old media's retro chic.

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 Insider Purchases

: This week's insider purchases. We provide a little more color by detailing who it is that's doing the buying. This week's list includes a tiny software company named


(MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Report


Research Reports

: Every week,


publishes research reports on various companies. We provide a portfolio of those stocks with synopses of the reports. This week's list includes







Bullish and Bearish

: The stocks profiled in individual stories in this week's


. This week, there are bullish stories on


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Delta Air Lines

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and others. There was bearish coverage of





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and more.

Barron's Activist Situations

: Each week,


picks out the most interesting situations where activist investors are clamoring for change. This week's companies include body armor maker

DHB Industries

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Lone Star Technologies



Speaking of Dividends

: Which stock is boosting its payout for the 35th year in a row? Another stock, the largest mortgage player, is back to boosting its dividend.

Barron's Stem Cell Stocks

: The cover story is on the future potential for companies engaged in stem cell research. Two of the names mentioned were


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Cytori Therapeutics



Cinema and Old Media Stocks

: An interview with the manager of the very successful

(RYPNX) - Get Royce Opportunity Fund Inv Report

Royce Opportunity Fund yields some picks in the old-media world, including

Regal Entertainment




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Profile of the Fairholme Fund

: One of the most successful mutual funds ever. An interview with

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Fairholmemanager Bruce Berkowitz, along with some of his top stock picks.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although holdings may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs several quantitative-based hedge funds as well as a fund of hedge funds. He is also the author of

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Trade Like Warren Buffett

. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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