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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.

Long-Short Managers

:

Barron's

interviews Lee Cooperman and Steven Einhorn, managers of Omega Advisors. The duo controls around $5 billion in assets, use a long-short strategy and have returned 16% annually since 1991. They favor

Corning

(GLW) - Get Corning Inc Report

and

Sallie Mae

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among others.

Undervalued & Overvalued Plays

:

Barron's

lists 10 stocks in the

S&P 500

TheStreet Recommends

with the lowest price-to-earnings ratios, and 10 with the highest. Among the stocks on the lists are

Google

(GOOG) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class C Report

,

Sears

(SHLD)

and

XL Capital

(XL) - Get XL FLEET CORP. Report

.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week, there's information on

Anheuser-Busch

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,

CSX

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and

Freeport McMoRan

(FCX) - Get Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. (FCX) Report

.

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. There is a bullish story this week on

Maxim Integrated Products

(MXIM) - Get Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) Report

, and a bearish piece on

Intuitive Surgical

(ISRG) - Get Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like

Panera Bread

(PNRA)

,

iPass

(IPAS) - Get iPass Inc. Report

and

The Phoenix Companies

(PNX)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Cisco Systems, Inc. Report

,

STMicroelectronics

(STM) - Get STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS Report

and

Costco

(COST) - Get Costco Wholesale Corporation Report

.

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

ValueClick

(VCLK)

,

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Report

,

US Bancorp

(USB) - Get U.S. Bancorp Report

and

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

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.

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

James Altucher is president of

Stockpickr

LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for the

Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

SuperCa$h

. 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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